Behavior Influences Kids' Weight

WASHINGTON A new study from the Food Marketing Institute and SymphonyIRI Group compares the attitudes, behaviors and rituals of families with at least one overweight child to those with healthy-weight children. Similarities are more prevalent than expected, but researchers identified some variance. The biggest gap exists when it comes to rules imposed at meal time, with 28% of families with healthy-weight

WASHINGTON — A new study from the Food Marketing Institute and SymphonyIRI Group compares the attitudes, behaviors and rituals of families with at least one overweight child to those with healthy-weight children.

Similarities are more prevalent than expected, but researchers identified some variance. The biggest gap exists when it comes to rules imposed at meal time, with 28% of families with healthy-weight children applying the “finish what's on your plate” rule vs. 38% for fa

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