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Low-Sugar Cereals Help Kids Eat Healthier

Children Who Ate Low-Sugar Cereals Ate Less and Were More Likely to Put Fresh Fruit on Their Cereal, Researchers Say

A Little Psychology With Breakfast Can Help continued...

This approach also would give parents a chance to teach their children healthy strategies for increasing the appeal of low-sugar foods, such as adding sweet fruit like bananas of berries.

The findings “also demonstrate that serving low-sugar cereals can increase the overall nutritional quality of children’s breakfasts,” the authors say.

The authors warn that children who regularly eat a food with added sugar learn to prefer such foods, increasing their preference for sweeter cereals over time and possibly other sweeter foods in general.

The study, published online, will appear in print in the January 2011 issue of the journal Pediatrics.

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