Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Children Begin to Eat Vegetables When Tempted With Rewards

383808_149499138491162_1812324168_nA 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.

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