Why you should NOT force your child to clean their plate: Controlled feeding 'could drive kids to overeat when they are not hungry'
Forcing a child to clear their plate could lead them to overeat, a study claims.
New research has laid bare how much daycare centers can influence a child's habits.
Most centers, aware of their responsibility, encourage children to eat everything on their plate, to combat fussy eating early on.
But a study by the University of Nebraska warns this 'clean plate' policy can also be dangerous, potentially fueling overeating.
Plenty of previous research suggests that when kids experience controlling feeding practices, they can lose their ability to follow their own hunger cues and to stop... read more
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