If you want your kid to eat healthier, let them watch certain cooking shows

(CNN)If you want your kids to make healthier food choices, have them watch more television -- certain cooking shows, anyway.

A recent study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior found that children who watched a cooking program that featured healthy foods were more than twice as likely to choose them for a snack than children who watched a cooking show featuring unhealthy foods.
"If you promote healthy foods to children, it can be beneficial to improve their intake," said Dr. Frans Folkvord, lead author of the study and assistant professor at the School of Humanities and Digital Science at Tilburg University in the Netherlands.