Health Tip: Don't Use Food as a Reward

(HealthDay News) -- Food shouldn't be used as a reward to encourage good behavior in children, experts say. Children should learn that food is to fuel the body, not an indulgence.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics mentions these alternatives:

  • Having a play date with friends.
  • Getting a treat, such as a set of stickers.
  • Having a special visit with grandparents, or a day to skip chores.
  • Making a trip to a favorite place, such as the zoo, park, movies, bowling alley, pool or skating rink.
  • Getting a special seat at the head of the table for dinner.
  • Being allowed extra screen time or cell phone time.

-- Diana Kohnle

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