Keep Healthy options first to distract Kids from Junk Food
Do you want your children to eat more healthy food and less fast food? Researchers have recommended placing healthy food more visibly, attractively and conveniently so that your child can eat and stay healthy.
Strongly preferred foods, like fries at fast food restaurants or red meat at buffets, are so standard that it can be difficult to get people - especially children - to opt for healthier options, even if the healthy option is the default.
The findings indicated that more children choose French fries over apples when apples were presented as the default option.
"We guessed that children would opt out of a healthier default when much-loved fries were an option," said David Just from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab in the US.
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