Rewarding kids with sweets teaches them that 'lollies are the way to manage bad situations' video

Nutritionist Claire Turnbull says unhealthy eating habits we develop as kids lead to problems later on in life.

Do you use sweet treats to reward or improve your child's mood? You could be laying the groundwork for unhealthy eating patterns.

Nutritionist Claire Turnbull says unhealthy eating habits we develop as kids lead to problems later on in life.

"You're teaching children that chocolate, lollies and cake are how to manage your feelings," says Turnbull.

Rewarding children with lollies reinforces the message that if you do something good you get bad food.
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Rewarding children with lollies reinforces the message that if you do something good you get bad food.

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"It's a reinforcement that if you do something good you get bad food.

"And actually what we need to teach children is that healthy food can actually taste delicious if you learn for it to taste delicious."

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