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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:54 AM

Family meals 'boost child fruit and vegetable intake'


Children learn eating habits from family meals, say researchers

Eating meals as a family improves children's eating habits - even if it only happens once or twice a week, UK researchers suggest.

It is recommended children eat five portions of fruit and vegetables per day - about 400g.

The Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health study found those who always ate together achieved this - but those who only did sometimes came close.

Watching parents and siblings eat teaches good habits, experts said.

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xchrom Dec 2012 OP
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Tue Dec 25, 2012, 05:27 PM

1. Yeah, especially if your mom or dad is a health nazi.

It shapes your attitude about food. I should know.

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