As the parent of two wonderful daughters, ages
9 and 7 years old, I can tell you that much of
my life is spent thinking about how to ensure
they grow up under the best circumstances possible
to ensure their health, happiness, and success.
Being a weight loss doctor, trying to ensure
that my children eat healthy foods is important to me,
so I found a certain study I read today quite
Published in the medical journal “Pediatric Obesity”,
in the April 2012 edition, was a study titled:
“What would Batman eat?
Priming children to make healthier fast food choices.”
You can read the abstract of the article at the link
I provided above.
From the abstract that I have read, it appears that
the researchers took a grop of children and showed them
pictures of “admirable people” such as the superheroes
Batman and Spiderman.
Then they asked them if they thought the hero would
be more likely to eat apples or french fries? The
children picked the healthier foods.
Then when kids were offered a choice of foods to eat, and
they were prompted by asking “What would Batman eat?”,
more kids chose healthier foods!
Try it on your children! I know I will.