Explaining food's role in the body promotes healthy eating in children

08/15/2013 | DailyRx.com

Preschool children who were taught how food works inside the body to provide nutrients ate more vegetables than those who were not provided a detailed explanation, a study showed. Children in the intervention group were also more likely to say that eating only one kind of food was unhealthy and that food contains nutrients, researchers wrote in the journal Psychological Science.

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