Parental Pressure for Food Governs Child Health

Parental Pressure for Food Governs Child HealthParents dealing with children when it comes to food depict child's health. According to a study published in the Journal Pediatrics, it has been found that parents who levy restriction on their children for certain food items have obese children.

Not only can them, parents who pressurize their children to eat everything in their plate also have children that can suffer weight issues later in their lives. The research was carried out by a group of researchers from the University of Minnesota.

Lead researcher Katie Loth was of the view that things have changed a lot with time. In 1950s, parents used to ask their children to eat everything in plate, but with time, portion of food items in plate have also increased.

If parents will continue to force their children to clean up their plate then there are chances that internal cue system of children will stop alerting them about being full or hungry. In order to reach at the above given result, the study researchers assessed the data of two studies carried out from 2009-2010 and another one in 2010.

"When you're a teenager, you don't want to be controlled; parents need to help regulate what their children put in their mouth, and it's not by telling them what to eat", said researchers.