Research brief: Children’s eating habits

Children consume 30 per cent more when eating in large groups, US research has shown. The study of 54 children aged 2.5-6.5 compared the amount eaten in groups of three or nine. In the group of nine, children ate an average of 34.5g, compared with 26.5g when in a group of three. (Arch Dis Child 2007 Online).

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