Parents know the struggle all too well. In some houses, every meal becomes a battle to try to get children to eat the healthy food on the plate. A new study shows video games may help.
You read that correctly. Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine found that allowing children to view specially designed video games that encourage healthy eating habits may get youngsters to eat more fruits and vegetables.
The study, which will be published in January in American Journal of Preventive Medicine, looked at children from the ages of 10 to 12 who were in the upper half of body mass index scores. The children who played the special games ate about two-thirds of an additional serving of fruits and vegetables each day.