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Oct
24

Results of a study published online October 13 in Pediatrics suggest that families who express more warmth

Results of a study published online October 13 in Pediatrics suggest that families who express more warmth, group enjoyment and positive reinforcement at family meals have children with reduced risk of obesity. Lead author Jerica M. Berge of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis said that these findings only identify associations between meal habits and childhood obesity, and do not prove that mealtime dynamics cause obesity, but there are some known healthy strategies parents can employ at the dinner table.