Preschoolers 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 University at Buffalo.
Child reaching for treat.
Four-year-olds whose parents did not set food rules found soda especially attractive
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The research was funded by a seed grant from the UB Department of Pediatrics and a research grant from the Maternal and Child Health Research Program 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.