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Should parents pressure their picky-eating children?

Posted at 11:50 AM, Jul 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-30 11:50:53-04

New research may ease mealtime stress for parents with picky eaters.

A study of from the University of Michiganfinds pressuring kids to eat things they don't want to eat is useless.

Children who were selective about which foods they wanted to consume remained that way regardless of how much moms and dads insisted otherwise.

And experts say picky eating rarely leads to problems with true vitamin deficiencies or poor growth.

It doesn't mean they should eat cake at every meal, but maybe they don't need to eat peas either.