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NSU’s Director of Feeding Disorders Clinic Speaks to CNN about Study on Getting Kids to Eat More Veggies

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children with obesity are at a higher risk of having chronic health conditions and diseases that influence physical health. A study recently published in JAMA Pediatrics observed how children at school would be effected with segmented plates that had pictures of healthy foods, such as veggies.

Roseanne Lesack, PhD, BCBA-D, ABPP

Roseanne Lesack, Ph.D., BCBA-D, ABPP

On days where the plates were used, children served themselves 14 grams more vegetables per day than when using their usual white plates. This amounts to eating an additional portion the size of a baby carrot or two.

However, Roseanne Lesack, Ph.D., BCBA-D, ABPP, NSU’s director of the Feeding Disorders Clinic, cautions that there is no one size fits all approach to getting children to eat more healthful foods.

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