Three behavioral patterns that help kids eat healthier emerged from an editorial by two physician-scientists at the University of Pennsylvania.
- It's logical to choose food that tastes better; take the time to find healthy foods and recipes kids enjoy.
- Keeping healthy snacks visible and available (eg.fruit bowl on kitchen table) increases their consumption.
- Incentives work. One study found even $0.25 reward doubled fruit & vegetable consumption, even after the testing period.
PositiveTip: Make the healthy choice the easy choice in your home.