Nov. 18, 2013, daily Rx
Parents might try to feed their kids healthy food at home, but those children often will eventually be responsible for making their own healthy choices.
Researchers behind a new study wanted to explore the effectiveness of educating children about health at a very young age.
The study looked at a group of preschool children and found that three years after an educational program using Sesame Street characters, their knowledge of and attitudes toward a healthy lifestyle had improved.
The researchers behind this new study, led by Valentin Fuster, M.D., Ph.D., director of Mount Sinai Heart at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, wanted to explore how educational programs for preschoolers might promote good dietary behavior, physical activity, and healthy weight in the long-term. Continue reading