Kids who use smaller plates to serve themselves food are less likely to become obese.
Childhood obesity is quickly nearing epidemic level here in the States and recent research gives us more reason to worry! Just to be clear, this is absolutely a self-inflicted issue, but one we can fix, if we, as parents, take control now!
Good news…a new study conducted by researchers from Temple University and published in the journal Pediatrics shows that plate size has an impact at meal time. Is there hope through such simple solutions?
Obesity has been a serious problem in the United States. A previous report published in JAMA indicated that 1 in 3 adults and 1 in 6 children and teens is obese, according to 2009-2010 data, and the prevalence of the condition has not significantly changed.
Therefore, it is important to find out what we can do to prevent it. A study from 2012 suggested that children’s risk of obesity may be reduced if parents take the pressure off their kids to eat. A different study found that longer, more regular sleep may help kids from becoming obese.