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PsychBytes: APA Press Release: Improving Children’s Eating Habits

APA Press Release: Improving Children’s Eating Habits

Parents and caregivers play an important role when it comes to children’s eating habits. Psychologists offer tips for taking steps to improve and establish healthy eating habits for the whole family. Research shows that children who eat a well-balanced diet and exercise regularly are likely to perform better in school, feel better about themselves, cope with stress effectively and better regulate their emotions. They also have higher self-esteem and are less prone to developing anxiety and depression. Additionally, establishing healthy eating habits early in life can lead to long term healthy behaviors in adulthood.

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Natalie Dattilo, Ph.D., HSPP
IPA Public Education Coordinator

"PsychBytes” is a weekly educational resource from the Indiana Psychological Association (IPA) provided for psychologists, their colleagues and their patients.