Thursday, May 6, 2010

Presentation Increases Fruit Consumption by Kids

According to a recent Dutch study reported by LiveScience, if fruits are presented in a visually appealing way, kids can eat almost twice as much!
Researchers divided children into three groups, which were all presented with two plates of fruit. In the first session, one group was told not to eat from the plate of visually appealing fruit, while another was told not to eat from the plate of regular fruit, and a third group was told they could eat from any plate. In a second session, all children were told they could eat from any plate of fruit.The kids ate on average 4.8 ounces (135 grams) of the visually appealing fruit and about 2.6 ounces (73 grams) of the regular fruit.

Kids are recommended to eat about 1 to 2 cups of fruit a day. Parents, let's get creative!

Sources: LiveScience and msnbc

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