An American study on Sunday linked the picky eating of children to parental pressure.
While children insist that these foods are not adapted to their behavior or weight, they can cause coercive methods. Time stress and could harm the parent-child relationship, the study found the University of Michigan (UM).
The study should answer several questions in two scenarios: should parents put children under pressure to eat, and what are the consequences for the weight and picky food of the children? Will the child learn to eat anything that leads to obesity, or will learning vegetables and other healthy foods help her to gain weight?
Neither is the study found. Life in infancy, the weight remained stable on the growth chart, no matter if it 's picky Eater or not, "said Julie Lumeng, Professor of Nutritional Science at the UM School of Public Health and Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases at UM Medical School " The fussy food of the kids was not very changeable, either whether parents pressed their fussy eaters or not. "
" The pressure did not lead to a decline in fussy food, and there was no connection between pressure and picky food and any other results, the study showed.
Appetite researchers would Nowadays, the terms prefer picky or selective over the loaded term.
"We do not call selective adults picky, but we keep children e in another standard, though taste is at least something hardwired and changes out of control of anyone at any age, Lumeng said.
"The takeaway here is that printing press children must be done with care and we do not have much evidence that it helps with a lot," Lumeng said.
"As a parent, when you are under pressure, you need to make sure that you are doing it in a way that is good for your child's relationship."
Picky food is important only in the sense that it is distressing and frustrating for parents, and uncomfortable, Lumeng said.
It is rarely a health problem associated with nutrient deficiency and poor growth.
It's just not a serious behavioral error that parents should use a lot of energy to eliminate.
"Dealing with picky food falls into the category of how you can do little things that make meals better for everyone, but not something that could be part of your" child's personality, "Lumeng said.
The Study has some limitations: There was a large decline in the study population, and the results may not be transferable to other populations outside low-income, single-parent families.
The study was published in the journal Appetite