CNN: 3 in 5 families are short-order cooks for picky kids. Here’s what to do instead

Susan J. Woolford, MD, MPH, of CHEAR was recently interviewed by CNN.

If their children don’t like what everyone else is eating, 3 in 5 parents will make something else for them, according to data from the University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health.

“This is concerning because typically the alternative options are not as healthy as what is being offered as the family meal,” said Dr. Susan Woolford.

“Just because the child … appears not to like many vegetables, doesn’t mean that vegetables shouldn’t be incorporated into the meal,” she added. “This generally improves over time. It is a phase that ultimately will change.”

“One of the important things about nutrition is that we learn to listen to our cues our body gives us and that we know when we need to eat and when it’s time to stop,” she said.

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