Passing bowls family-style teaches daycare kids to respond to hunger cues, fights obesity

January 27, 2014

When children and child-care providers sit around a table together at mealtime, passing bowls and serving themselves, children learn to recognize when they are full better than they do when food is pre-plated for them, reports a new University of Illinois study of feeding practices of children ages 2 to 5 years in 118 child […]

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Canadian researchers find correlation between childcare and obesity

November 20, 2012

With the snack company Hostess recently making headlines and Thanksgiving just days away, many people are taking the opportunity to focus on the problem of obesity; childhood obesity in particular. A timely study was published recently in the Journal of Pediatrics that linked child care by an extended family member or daycare with a 50 percent […]

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