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Family interaction may affect child’s eating habits
June 3, 2011

 

 

PULLMAN, Wash.— A new five-year study aims to use the innate sense children have for when they’ve eaten enough to develop a childhood obesity program that focuses on family eating styles.

 

The researchers

“Young children are really good at controlling their calorie intake, but many kids lose that ability as they get older,” says Thomas Power, chair of WSU’s Department of Human Development and a project co-investigator. “That often leads to overeating. Why is it that kids lose that natural ability? We wondered what the parents’ role might be.”

 

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