Want Your Kids to Eat Healthy Food? Stop Calling It Healthy

Want Your Kids to Eat Healthy Food? Stop Calling It Healthy

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When you’re trying to instill good eating habits, too much “healthy” hype can backfire.

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“This chicken will make you big and strong!”

“Try some carrots; they’re so good for your eyes!”

“Drink your milk if you want to grow tall!”

Most parents have given their kids this kind of healthy food hard sell at the dinner table. I’ve certainly talked up the health benefits of certain foods with my two kids. But it turns out that hyping foods for their…


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