Food News: Food Presentation Affects Kids’ Eating Habits by Victoria Phillips in Food News, January 29, 2012
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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?