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Ask Dr. Sandy: Should Parents Encourage Kids To Clean Their Plates?

By Sandra Fryhofer, MDPosted July 24, 2013 11:12am (EDT)
Ask Dr. Sandy: Should Parents Encourage Kids To Clean Their Plates?

Clean your plate. Growing up, I heard that a lot from my mom. She wanted to make sure I ate a well balanced diet. And it worked then...But maybe not now.

Portion sizes have gotten bigger. Unfortunately, so have too many of our kids.

Telling your kids to clean their plates could be counter productive. Here's why:

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