Quinoa grains and lentils don’t tend to be on the classic children’s plates. Previous studies had already shown that children are more willing to try new foods, if you get this more often offered. Positive effect therefore, when children are praised for eating or when adults are talking good about a meal, and, for example, say: “This is delicious”.

For the “Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior” published a study of combined researchers from both approaches. 87 children, age three to six years, got about six weeks to two days rather unloved food served: tomatoes, green peppers, lentils and Quinoa.


Then, the researchers surveyed Offer to Jane Lanigan, Washington State University Vancouver (USA) whereby the eating habits are most likely to have been influenced. One of the two least-beloved food was offered again and again, the other additionally also touted. So it was said, for example, that vegetables help, not to be sick. Lanigan stressed that the rates of appeal to the goals of the children and at the same time proper diet should contain the information.

Both methods showed that after six weeks, roughly the same effect. Then the kids got a month to try to break, and the researchers examined the eating habits. The combined method had a significantly better effect: In comparison to the time before the break, the children of the previously unpopular food that was only served repeatedly assen, about seven grams more. The food had been touted, assen, even 14 grams.

the combined effect showed in the amount of Food late, explain to the researcher that all the children were perhaps bored to start with something after the week-long Advance of the same vegetables.