Ways U.S. parents encourage healthy eating habits in kids 2016

This statistic shows the results of a survey in which U.S. parents were asked how they promote healthy eating habits in their children. The most common strategies include limiting junk food and limiting fast food, with 21 percent of parents employing each strategy to help their children maintain a healthy diet.

Strategies used by parents in the United States to promote healthy eating habits in their children as of October 2016

Share of respondents
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Release date

February 2017


United States

Survey time period

October 2016

Number of respondents

1,767 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

U.S. parents with at least one child aged 4 to 18 years.

Supplementary notes

The source does not provide information on the method of survey.

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Statistics on "Child health and nutrition"

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