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When parents set rules about food preschoolers eat healthy

whose parents have rules about what their children can and cannot eat have healthier eating habits than those raised without such rules, according to a new study by pediatrics researchers at the .

[Child reaching for treat]
Child reaching for treat.
Four-year-olds whose parents did not set found soda especially attractive
Credit: University at Buffalo


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The research was funded by a seed grant from the and a research grant from the Maternal and of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration.

Co-authors with Wen and Sharma are Kai Ling Kong, PhD, and Chuanbo Xie, MD, PhD, both of the UB Department of Pediatrics, and Rina Das Eiden, PhD, of UB’s Research Institute on Addictions.

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