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yes, do bribe your kids to eat their veggies

Lucy Cooke and her colleagues found that not only do kids eat veggies they previously resisted if bribed, but they continue to eat more of them even after several months (with no additional bribes forthcoming!) than their never-bribed peers. Interestingly, verbal praise (that’s a bribe?) worked just as well as stickers.

Over four hundred four- to six-year-olds tasted six vegetables, rated them for taste and then ranked them in order of liking. Whichever was their fourth-ranked choice became their target vegetable.

Full story here.



Lilian is the author of Web of Angels, a novel about a mom with DID (multiple personalities). She's also the author of the historical novels, The River Midnight and The Singing Fire, about secrets, friendship and motherhood in 19th century Poland and London.

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