Can You Control What Your Children Eat?

Filed under: Nutrition: Toddlers & Preschoolers, Nutrition: Big Kids, Nutrition: Tweens, Nutrition: Teens

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Just try and stop him. Credit: Corbis

A new study from Johns Hopkins University makes a somewhat startling claim -- that parents don't have much control over what their children eat.

Or maybe this finding shouldn't be all that surprising. Study co-author May A. Beydoun says that she concluded that "parents' influence was weak" in terms of determining what was on their kids' plates, especially with older children who ate out a lot.

So what do you think? Can you control what your children eat? Or will you have to wait until they have kids of their own before they eat a bite of broccoli?

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AdviceMama Says:
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.