27 Oct '14, 2am

Snacks are too tempting for children to resist, proves a study

Snacks are too tempting for children to resist, proves a study

Photo: Kruchankova Maya | shutterstock.com Even in the absence of hunger, children as young as three won't refuse a calorie-laden snack, according to a new study from Queensland University of Technology. "Of the 37 children who took part in the study, all children displayed eating in the absence of hunger, even though more than 80 per cent reported being full or very full just 15 minutes earlier," says nutrition researcher Holly Harris, from QUT's Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation. The result of her experiment, in which 100 per cent of her pint-sized three- and four-year-old subjects accepted snacks they were offered after a healthy, filling lunch, highlights the health risks for children bombarded with advertisements for delicious, yet unhealthy foods. Infants, she says, won't consume more than what their bodies require but as they grow they become aware of th...

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