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Kids and the carrot ‘trick’.

Prof Barbara J Rolls compared eating patterns of kids aged 3 – 5 in a daycare centre, where one group had a ‘starter’ of raw carrot before lunch, while the other merely got lunch.

Up to 60g (about 2oz) of carrot, it was found the more carrot offered the more it was eaten AND consumption of broccoli in the lunch also went up, to match the amount of carrot.

There was no significant increase in calories consumed, but the carrot kids were now eating a third of their recommended daily amount of vegetables.

So while they are waiting for their lunch, feed them a little bit of vegetable with no competing foods.


May 6, 2010 - Posted by | Barbara J Rolls, Child Health, Diet, Psychology, Success

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