HoD’s dietitian Dr Clare Thornton-Wood on “Picky Eaters”

If shoving spoonful after spoonful of choc-chip ice-cream into your mouth after a tough day at work (or just any day, really) or binge-eating a kebab at the bus stop because you’re bored and a little sad sound familiar, your parents are to blame. At least, those are the findings of a new study by experts in the UK and Norway into emotional eating which is the latest piece of research to tie negative habits with parenting.

The study, which was published in the journal ‘Child Development’, found that when parents offered children aged between four and year years old food to comfort them, they  developed emotional eating habits by the ages of eight and 10. And parents who ate to soothe their emotions were also likely to pass these traits on to their children.

To read more, see http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/eating-habits-irregular-messed-up-parents-to-blame-a7706111.html