Study: Cartoons influence children's snack preferences

06/21/2010 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

A Yale University study of 40 children ages 4 to 6 found that most of the children wanted snacks labeled with cartoon stickers and most said the gummy fruit and graham cracker snacks with stickers tasted better. However, the children did not say the carrots labeled with stickers tasted better, indicating that cartoons are less effective in influencing children to eat healthier foods.

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