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Experts: Don't pressure preschoolers to overeat

6:01 PM, Mar. 12, 2014
Younger children can better judge when they are full if they serve the food themselves.
Younger children can better judge when they are full if they serve the food themselves.
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Young children will better learn to recognize when they're full if they serve themselves instead of being given a plate with food already on it, a new study reveals.

Researchers examined the feeding practices among children ages 2 to 5 at 118 child care centers in the United States. The investigators found that having children and child care providers sit around a table together at mealtime and serve themselves benefits the youngsters.

"Family-style meals give kids a chance to learn about things like portion size and food preferences," study author Brent McBride, director of the Child ...

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