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Kids may be picky eaters, but according to a new study from Cornell University, how food is presented to them makes a huge difference in the food they choose to eat.
Children crave a greater visual diversity on the plate, whether it’s varying colors or ingredients shaped into silly faces and designs.
According to the study, “On average, they [kids] preferred seven different items on their plates, and six different colors.”
Parents, however, found three items of different colors more appealing.
Could this trick allow for more nutrient-rich foods in kids’ diets?
Read the rest of the study. And get some fun plating ideas after the jump.
Tell us: What do you do to get your kids to finish the food on their plates?
Earlier this year, the FDA released details of the proposed nutrition label makeover. Many experts have been weighing in on the new look trying to determine if the proposed changes will help consumers make more informed decisions or add to the confusion.