LCSN: A clean plate could lead to weight issues for kids

October 13, 2009. Retrieved online October 20, 2009 from No Byline, Las Cruces Sun-News

Parents who tell their children to clean their plates may be harming their child’s long-term health.

That’s according to research done by Collin Payne, a marketing professor at New Mexico State University’s College of Business. He believes making children finish all of the food on their dinner plates is unhealthy.

“We tried to better understand why people eat what they do and in the amounts that they do,” Payne said about his work…

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