WELLNESS
03/28/2008 02:44 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

Kids Follow Parents' Lead On Healthy Eating

Though your child may scowl at the broccoli you pile onto his plate, keep it coming. According to a new Finnish study, kids really do follow their parents' advice on healthy eating, even when you aren't there to nag them.

In the study, researchers kept tabs on the eating habits of more than 1,000 children. About half the children ate regular diets high in saturated fats from foods like meat and butter; the other 50% were urged to stick with menu options like fish and nuts, which contain healthier unsaturated fats.

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