Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Almost every parent is fed up of the fact that their children prefer junk food over the regular healthy diet.
As parents, it becomes our duty to feed our children with healthiest possible diet so that they grow up to become healthy adults.
Researchers have found out a way which can help in keeping your kids away from junk food. Placing healthy food more visibly and conveniently so that your child can consume it and stay healthy.
Strongly preferred foods, like fries at fast food restaurants or red meat at buffets, are so standard that it can be difficult to get people -- especially children -- to opt for healthier options, even if the healthy option is the default.
The findings indicated that more children choose French fries over apples when apples were presented as the default option.
"We guessed that children would opt out of a healthier default when much-loved fries were an option," said David Just from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab in the US.
"We were surprised that this was the case even for a relatively attractive healthy option like apple slices," Just added in a paper published in the journal BMC Research Notes.
(With IANS inputs)