CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) –
A study shows that children are less likely to eat their fruits and vegetables if parents tell them about the health benefits.
A Cleveland Clinic dietician, who did not participate in the study, shared her thoughts on the findings.
“So, it’s an interesting take for parents to try these days. So, the way they’re looking at it is to offer some of these healthier-type foods, but don’t advertise them as being healthy,” says Jennifer Willoughby, a registered dietician at Cleveland Clinic.
A team of researchers made up of Northwestern University and the University of Chicago, joined forces to study five groups of children ages 3-5.
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