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Mommy Monday: Common Practice Could Make Kids Obese

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A common practice could cause your kids to be obese.

New research shows telling your child to clean their plate or denying them certain foods, like candy, could actually up their chances of becoming obese.

Researchers at the University of Minnesota found parents who pressured kids to eat all of their meals mostly had children of normal weight, but it had a negative impact on the way those kids ate as they grew up.

As for withholding food, of course restricting a certain food only makes the child want it that much more.

So they over eat that food when they can get it.

The study's authors recommend eating regular family meals, having nutritious snacks at home and for parents to model healthy eating by eating a well-balanced diet.

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