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Creating a 'positive' eating environment for children rather than an 'authoritarian' one may reduce their risk of obesity and heart disease in adulthood, study shows

Letting children make their own decisions about food and what they eat can lead to better nutrition and healthier lifelong eating behaviours, a study reports. The American Heart Association recommends reduced parental pressure on children to eat meals, a wider variety of healthy eating options and an overall 'positive eating atmosphere'. Such factors encourage children 'take ownership' of their eating decisions and may help them develop eating patterns linked to a healthy weight for an entire lifetime.  Read more.....



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