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Should we be rewarding our kids with food treats?

Dietician Orla Walsh spoke to Kieran Cuddihy on the show about the findings of a new Safefood report that revealed that 12% of parents give their children sweets once a day and nearly half reward their kids' good behaviour with food treats.

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13.10 22 Oct 2019


Should we be rewarding our kids with food treats?


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13.10 22 Oct 2019


New research from Safefood has revealed that nearly half of parents reward their kids good behaviour with food treats, while 12% of parents admit to giving their children treats at least once a day. 

Dietician Orla Walsh joined Kieran Cuddihy on the show to discuss these findings and let us know if it's really such a good idea to be using unhealthy foods as a reward for young children.

 


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Confectionary Health Junk Food Kieran Cuddihy Newstalk Newstalk Breakfast Parenting Safefood Shane Coleman

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