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Food Rewards – Are They Good for Kids?

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Food Rewards for Kids

Food rewards are one way to get kids to eat nutritious foods or a certain amount of food. But is using palatable foods a good way to incentivize children to eat? Researchers have studied their impact on children’s eating, food preferences, and relationship with food and I cover it in this episode.

What You Will Learn

  • What constitutes a food reward
  • Why they are used
  • What is the impact on eating habits
  • How do food rewards change food preferences
  • How incentivizing with food can lead to overeating
  • Why a nutritious diet is at risk when parents use food as reward
  • Why other non-food rewards can be beneficial
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What I Cover in This Episode

  • Examples of food rewards
  • Scenarios when they¬†might be used
  • How they¬†impact later adult eating behaviors
  • How they¬†encourage favorability for palatable foods
  • How¬†they can interfere with eating regulation
  • How to use non-food rewards
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Links I Mentioned in the Show

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Julie Duffy Dillon on The Nourished Child
Food Restriction and Forbidden Foods

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