[kids-lib] Reading to get kids to eat their veggies

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Wed Jul 3 09:36:26 PDT 2013

Study Reveals How to Make Kids Eat Their Vegetables

Getting kids to eat their veggies: A new approach to an age-old problem

How do these two articles/this study relate to your job?

“Results showed that the children who had read about nutrition had a greater and more comprehensive understanding of nutrition and bodily processes. Their ingestion of vegetables during snack time increased voluntarily, while the amount of vegetables consumed by children in the control groups remained relatively unchanged.”

This study indicates that combing educational concepts with behavioral information may result in children making voluntary changes and it supports other studies that show picture books have a powerful influence on children’s understanding of concepts and the world around them as well as their behavior.

Please keep in mind that this is just one study that was conducted in “some” preschool classrooms so it is not conclusive.

Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528
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