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Kids eat more vegetables after nutrition lessons

Stanford researchers have come up with a new way to get picky preschoolers to eat more vegetables. Psychologists Sarah Gripshover and Ellen Markman found that teaching children the importance of healthy foods and why their bodies need a variety of foods drives kids to voluntarily eat more vegetables. The findings, published in the journal Psychological [...]

Elmo stickers may sway kids’ food choices

For children who turn up their noses at fruits and vegetables, slapping a cartoon face on a healthy snack may make those choices more appealing, according to a U.S. study. Researchers, whose findings appeared in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, discovered that when elementary school students were offered apples and cookies with lunch, [...]

Five foods to reduce stress

Some types of foods and key vitamins and minerals can help you unwind by boosting levels of the feel-good hormone serotonin, lowering blood pressure and reducing cortisol levels. The low-GI carbohydrates found in wholegrain breads, pasta, noodles and brown rice are among the best stress-busters. But here are five other types of food to calm [...]

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