Study: Don't Tell Kids Healthy Food Is Good For Them

Study: Don't Tell Kids Healthy Food Is Good For Them
(Undated) -- A new study suggests parents shouldn't tell kids about the benefits of healthy food if they want them to actually eat it. It found that kids between the ages of three and five were more likely to eat a food if they didn't also receive a positive message about how it would make them strong. The study's authors say kids may not think food is as tasty if it's actually good for them. They believe that parents may be able to get their kids to eat healthier simply by serving the food without comment or talking about how yummy it is.
The study appears in the "Journal of Consumer Research."