“Clean Your Plate” Backfires

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By Serena Gordon, published April 22, 2013, on U.S. News – Health

Although you might think being a member of the “clean plate club” is something that stops when a child is young, new research suggests that up to two-thirds of parents still encourage teenagers to finish all the food on their plates, even if the teen is overweight.

The study found that the use of controlling food behaviors was common in parents of adolescents, with some parents pressuring their kids to eat more and others pressuring their kids to eat less. Read the full story.