Will Cartoon Stickers Make Children Eat more Fruits & Veggies?

The company My Fruity Faces is making edible stickers, to put on pieces of fruit to get children’s attention. Cornell University researchers recently reported that kids are more likely to eat apples with Elmo stickers on them than without.

The stickers are made in Washington state by a company that makes cake decorations. They dissolve in the mouth, have no calories and are made from cellulose, sugar and baking soda. They have a strawberry-peachy flavor that doesn’t affect the taste of the fruit or vegetable.

What are your thoughts/opinions on this?

For more information: http://www.latimes.com/health/boostershots/la-heb-company-makes-stickers-to-entice-kids-to-eat-fruit-and-vegetables-20120928,0,6804349.story By Mary MacVean


One thought on “Will Cartoon Stickers Make Children Eat more Fruits & Veggies?

  1. I’d love to be able to take a “kids should just eat more fruit because it’s good for them!” stance on this, but as a parent of two, it’s just not that easy. If they’re zero calories and get kids to eat more fruit, it’s probably alright. However, if they have some form of artificial sweetener, I would have an issue with them.

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