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Sweets for good behaviour not helpful

The foundation for lifestyle behaviours are established by the time children start primary school.

A study of more than 1200 children found that more than half were rewarded with sweets, and more than one-fifth of overweight and obese children in the study did not eat breakfast.

The study concluded that cutting screen time and not rewarding with sweets, as well as introducing breakfast, have the potential to set children up with a lifetime of healthy habits.

Read more at University of Sydney

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  1. Lynne Newington


    I wonder if those who conducted the study, are also speaking in hindsight.
    These day's with both parents working to support the family which seems to be the norm, and running their households....... and fitting in quality time and diaries needing always to be consulted.
    I'm glad I'm not of this generation of parents and offspring.