Food News: Food Presentation Affects Kids' Eating Habits

Want your kids to eat all the healthy food you put on their plate? Think about how you're arranging it.
By: Victoria Phillips

Kids may be picky eaters, but according to a new study from Cornell University, how food is presented to them makes a huge difference in the food they choose to eat.

Children crave a greater visual diversity on the plate, whether it’s varying colors or ingredients shaped into silly faces and designs.

According to the study, “On average, they [kids] preferred seven different items on their plates, and six different colors.”

Parents, however, found three items of different colors more appealing.

Could this trick allow for more nutrient-rich foods in kids’ diets?

Read the rest of the study. And get some fun plating ideas after the jump.

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Tell us: What do you do to get your kids to finish the food on their plates?

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