Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Children Begin to Eat Vegetables When Tempted With Rewards
Posted by Green Yatra at 1:30 PMA new study has revealed that a rewards system for about 10 days may be a good way to help children start eating veges. When 3-4 year old children were given a sticker each time they tasted a wee bit of a vegetable they disliked, this very act of rewarding them seemed to change their attitude towards the vegetable. Infact, after a few weeks, children began to rate the vegetable in a more positive way.
Verbal praise did not have a similar effect as rewards. "We would recommend that parents consider using small non-food rewards, given daily for tasting tiny pieces of the food - smaller than half a little finger nail," researchers said.