Many cakes, little milk, even less vegetables. The relationship between children and food is not one of the best.From a study it emerges that it is parents'' fault.
Little milk, even less vegetables and many cakes: parents, more than TV, affect children''s unhealthy diet. This is the pictures emerging from the study carried out by the Pediatric Hospital "Bambino Gesù" of Rome, in the area of a project supported by the region "Lazio", about the eating habits of families from Lazione (sample composed of 600 family units).
The fact that the relationship between children and food was not one of the best, is a well-known issue. Over the last 10 years, in fact, the incidence of overweight and obesity has had a raise between 10 and 40%. According to the most recent data, in Italy, in the last 5 years, obese people are grown of the 25%.
Once identified the phenomenon, thanks to the study coordinated by the task group of the Dietetics Clinic of "Bambino Gesù", it is now possible to use it in order to put in practice virtuous processes. Mom and dad can be, in fact, the best vehicles in a lifestyle full of an healthy diet. 76,4% of sons are, for example, willing to taste a new food, overcoming the neo-phobic resistences, if he has seen one of the 2 parents eating it.