More than 1 in 4 overweight children in a recent survey of parents were "sneaking and hoarding" food between meals, possibly as a consequence of their parents restricting their food intake at mealtime, researchers say.Oops.
Dr. Sonneville believes that her study suggests some clear instructions to parents. "Have them talk to their kids and tell them they will be allowed to eat if they are hungry. 'We as parents will help you make healthy decisions about what you should be eating, but you shouldn't feel ashamed to eat or be embarrassed or do it in private.' Shame seems to be involved with sneaking and hiding food with children," she concluded.As if the little porkers will only be hungry in a "healthy" way.
No hope, no hope.