Moms sway kids eating habits

Investor's Business Daily
November 2013
Investors Business Daily;11/14/2013, pA02
A study of what influences food choices looked at various factors affecting fruit and vegetable consumption among African-American youths, a group at higher risk of excess weight gain than other racial and ethnic groups. Iowa State Univ. researchers found parents, more often moms, who ate more fruit influenced children to do the same, but that didn't hold true with vegetables. Studies have shown peers can influence some youth behavior, like smoking, but the researchers didn't find that applied to food choices.


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