children don’t necessarily eat the healthiest food. US researchers have now investigated what brings you to, first of all, unloved food still to eat. The greatest success was when the children were offered the food repeated and in addition, it was said, what Use it has for you.
Quinoa grains and lentils don’t tend to be on the classic children’s plates. Previous studies had already shown that children are more willing to try new foods, if you get this more often offered. Positive effect therefore, when children are praised for eating or when adults are talking good about a meal, and, for example, say: “This is delicious”.
For the “Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior” published a study of combined researchers from both approaches. 87 children, age three to six years, got about six weeks to two days unloved food served. The children, the childcare places on Campus from two American universities had, should try first everything: tomatoes, green peppers, lentils and Quinoa. They were allowed to eat it, touch it, smell it, or to the foods leaking and should say how much you like each food.
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Then, the researchers looked to Jane Lanigan, Washington State University Vancouver (USA) whereby the eating habits are most likely to have been influenced. One of the two least-beloved food was offered again and again, the other additionally also touted. The researchers accessed in grandma’s bag of tricks. The educator said, for example, if there was a lentil dish: “This will help you to grow better and to run faster”. In the case of fruits and vegetables, they stated that this will help to not get sick. Lanigan stressed that the rates of appeal to the goals of the children and at the same time proper diet should contain the information.
Both methods showed that after six weeks, roughly the same effect. Then the kids got a month to try to break, and the researchers examined the eating habits. The combined method had a significantly better effect: In comparison to the time before the break, the children of the previously unpopular food that was only served repeatedly ate about seven grams more. The food had been touted, in addition, they ate even 14 grams. The combined effect of the amount of Food showed only very late, to explain to the researcher that all the children were perhaps bored to start with something after the week-long Advance of the same vegetables.
“We want to fill the study gap, because parents will often say what should eat their children, but not like this can bring,” said Lanigan.
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Nanette Ströbele-Benschop from the Institute for nutritional medicine of the University of confirmed by Hohenheim that it brings benefits when children eat only a few spoons of food, because the expanded the dining plan and increases the likelihood of to eat this food in the future: “A cherry tomato is better than none at all. Everything to eat small children on a regular basis, it can also have an impact on later eating habits.”
The researchers consider a stress-free food situation is helpful. So the children should not be forced to Try and also through other senses, such as through touch or Smell the food. First and foremost, need to know parents and other caregivers better about the food, so the researchers. The only way you could explain to children, what benefits it can have to eat a healthy diet.