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Why Not Reward With Food?

  • Children should learn to eat only when they are hungry. This helps them learn how to understand their own hunger and satiation cues.
  • Research finds that rewarding children with treats can lead to over-consumption of treat foods.
  • Comforting children with food can teach them to use food to feel good inside.
  • Children learn to like treat foods better than healthy foods.
  • Children can begin to expect food in return for good behavior.