Study shows picky eaters care how food is presented on a plate

If you have a picky eater at home, there might be one more thing you can try. A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Food Science found that kids do actually notice — and care — how their food is presented to them, and this can influence how much of the food they eat. It turns out, that young children are more inclined to eat when food items are kept separate from one another. Researchers asked 100 children ages 7 to 8 and 12 to 14 to prioritize six different photos of dishes of food plated three different ways: one with food items separated; one with the food separate but ingredients mixed (like chicken with gravy touching the rice, but vegetables on the side); and another with food all mixed together. Among the youngest age group, girls preferred foods to be separated, while the…

Creative parents are killing it on Instagram

Check out these Instagram feeds from people who are winning the parenting game. …What parents won’t do to please their picky eaters. A post shared by Samantha Lee (@leesamantha) on Feb 2, 2017 at 6:23am PST Samantha Lee, @leesamanta, was inspired by her children to create her awesome works of art. The Malaysian mother of two started in 2008 to help her eldest daughter eat independently, and now has more than 700k followers in Instagram. A post shared by Adam Perry (@2slicesoftoast) on Oct 1, 2016 at 4:53am PDT British musician and father of two, Adam Perry, wasn’t about to let his daughter’s severe food allergy get in the way of childhood breakfast. Armed with two pieces of toast and occasionally soy butter or syrup as “glue”, Perry has created more than 300 toast sculptures including Obama, a squirrel and ballerina dancers. A post shared by The Foodnited States (@foodnitedstates) on Nov…