Pressuring kids to eat can interfere with their appetite signals, potentially leading to weight problems.
The key to positively influencing children with healthy eating habits? New research suggests adopting a mind-set of it being the parents’ responsibility to provide the food, but the child’s responsibility to decide how much food they want to eat. If dinner time is a battle, visit a paediatric dietitian for advice.
Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, 2012