Mothers have been found to dramatically overestimate the quality of their preschoolers’ diets
Mothers Overestimate Dietary Quality, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating
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One reason kids may not be eating better is that maybe their parents overestimate the quality of their child’s diet. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. I mean if they think their kids are already eating well, then there’s no reason to change. For the first time ever, this theory was actually tested
The mothers of 2,000 preschoolers were interviewed. What percentage of moms insisted that their child’s diet was good? The vast majority. What percentage of their kids diets were actually good? Now note this is in accordance with the USDA healthy eating guidelines, which aren’t exactly strict. Let’s look.
Only point two percent—1 in every 500 kids. The vast majority of mothers overestimate the quality of their child’s diet.
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For some context, please check out my associated blog post: Protecting Our Babies From Pollutants