Advertisement

Diabetes Forecast

The Healthy Living Magazine

Bite-Sized Meals Make for Better Behaved Kids

frowning child with arms crossed

Clicknique/Getty Images

Want your children to behave better? Try cutting their food into bite-sized pieces. In a study of 12 boys and girls ages 6 to 10, researchers found that children were more likely to disobey instructions and act out when fed chicken on the bone than when given the same amount of chicken in cut-up pieces. Biting with the front teeth pushes facial muscles into a position of aggression, just as a dog bares its teeth to prepare to fight. Doing this can make a child feel and behave more aggressively, the researchers say.
Source: Eating Behaviors, published online April 22, 2014

 
Advertisement

Get Free Health Tips

Register for free recipes, news you can use, and simple health tips – delivered right to your inbox.

Get to Know

While she’s still spinning music, DJ Spinderella (aka Deidra Roper) is no longer spinning her wheels when it comes to getting the right information to help her family members who have diabetes. Read more >