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Children Begin to Eat Vegetables When Tempted With Rewards

by Savitha C Muppala on  December 15, 2011 at 11:08 PM Child Health News   - G J E 4
A new study has revealed that a rewards system for about 10 days may be a good way to help children start eating veges.
 Children Begin to Eat Vegetables When Tempted With Rewards
Children Begin to Eat Vegetables When Tempted With Rewards
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When 3-4 year old children were given a sticker each time they tasted a wee bit of a vegetable they disliked, this very act of rewarding them seemed to change their attitude towards the vegetable. Infact, after a few weeks, children began to rate the vegetable in a more positive way.

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Verbal praise did not have a similar effect as rewards.

"We would recommend that parents consider using small non-food rewards, given daily for tasting tiny pieces of the food - smaller than half a little finger nail," researchers said.





Source: Medindia
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