Say No More to Toddler’s Picky Eating Ways
One great way to get your toddler to try new veggies is by watching other toddler’s eat veggies.
Studies show that just by having your kids watch other kids eating a vegetable that they are more likely to eat veggies themselves.
How easy is that??
How do you get kids to eat more vegetables? SHOW THEM THIS VIDEO! Studies show that kids who are exposed to other kids eating certain foods will take the pressure off of trying something unfamiliar.
Call it peer pressure, call it influence, but we call it a success!
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So start watching these videos with your child to help encourage him or her to eat more vegetables!
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More About the Study:
The study was done at the Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition in Omaha, Nebraska. Here are their findings:
“The kids were positively influenced by their peers through role modeling of healthy behaviors,” says Amy Yaroch, executive director of the Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition in Omaha, Nebraska, who was not involved in the research.
“We know from behavioral theory that role modeling is an effective strategy to get people (including young kids) to adopt healthy behaviors. Parents typically serve as role models, but peers can be a very strong influence as well, especially if they are viewed as ‘cool’ by their peers,” Yaroch says.
“Figuring out ways to make screen-time into healthy time is critical for our young children, who are expected to have shorter lifespans than their parents due to obesity-related diseases,” Staiano says.
SOURCE: bit.ly/1ovQepn Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, online March 16, 2016.