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.