Children’s snacks and the impact on their behavior


Children Snacks and their Impact on Behavior


The research assumption is based on Piaget’s theory as a guide in nutritional education for the developmental stages among the children. The purpose of this research is to offer different effects parents have on children’s dietary behavior and healthy eating.



According to Lederer, King, Sovinski, and Kim (2015), food influences the cognitive capacity of children and adolescents in addition to their behavior.  Meal patterns and nutrients composition may influence long-run or immediate negative of positive impacts. A good illustration is the Thiamin treatment which converses aggressiveness in children with thiamin-deficiency (Osiezagha et al. 2013). Parents make the decision of the dietary intake for the children and teenagers. The current norm in the dietary alterations of the children often leads to surpluses or deficiencies in some food nutrients which then impact on the cognitive abilities and behavior of the minors. A notable example is seizing to provide vitamin B1 to a child who used to have it. The impact would change in behavior, from calmness to aggressiveness. While different food ingredients have distinct nutrients composition, the food a child eats influences numerous aspects that impact his or her behavior (Lederer et al. 2015).



The aggressive behavior that the food additives bring about to children is aggressive since it impacts negatively on their relationship with each other and would often lead them into engaging in brawls.