Is there harm in telling children to eat everything off their plates

Research has shown that encouraging young ones to eat everything off their plates may actually be encouraging to an obese lifestyle. Most parents encourage their kids to clear their plates to avoid wastage, however this may be encouraging them to overeat at a tender age.

It was shown that in time, kids forced to eat everything off their plates were unable to tell when they were filled, thus overeating in the process. They even chose a bigger plate than thinner kids for their meals.

While it is nice to encourage young ones to eat, it is wise to use a reasonable size plate and remember not to force them to clear it. To learn more about obesity and kids CLICK HERE

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