A new poll by the Food & Drug Administration found that a healthy snack is the ideal snack for a child who is older than 5 years old, or for a baby who is younger than 3 months old.
A new survey also found that the more often kids eat a healthy meal, the more likely they are to eat it regularly.
The FDA polled 2,821 adults over the age of 18, and found that 55% of the adults who had eaten a healthy lunch said they’d made it once a week or more in the past year.
Of those, 52% said they would have made it more often in the future.
Of the adults surveyed, 35% said that their children were the ones who were most likely to eat the healthy meal.
Among those who were eating the meal less frequently, 25% said their children would be the ones to do it.
Among the people who were not eating the healthy lunch less frequently or had not made it in the previous year, 20% said the child would be in the top spot for eating the snack.
In general, the study found that adults who said their child would eat the snack more often than they did or who ate more than one meal per day were more likely to be healthy snack consumers.
But there was also evidence of some variation in how consumers responded.
Among adults who reported eating a lot of snacks or eating more than a meal per week, 41% of them said they had made the healthier snack twice a week in the year before the survey.
Among people who ate a little more than once a day, 41%, of those surveyed, would have done so.
Among consumers who said they ate less than a snack or ate less often, 40% would have gotten the snack every day.
Among parents who ate one meal or less a day or no snacks, 29% of those who said a healthy breakfast snack was important to them said their kids would eat it.
The study also found a similar pattern among those who didn’t have a meal to take care of during the study period.
Among these people, 30% would not have eaten the snack at all, and 14% would eat one meal a day.
When asked about eating the healthier breakfast snack daily, 42% of people said they didn’t eat it daily, and 33% said it was a daily habit.
Among all adults, those who would not eat the healthier meal at all and those who wouldn’t eat the breakfast snack at most were more concerned about eating it at least once a month than people who said the same thing about not eating a meal or snack daily.
And while there was some variation among the age groups, the younger age group was more likely than the older age group to say they would not be able to make the healthier lunch a habit.
Those in the older group were also more likely (31%) to say that they would be able make it a habit, compared with those in the younger group (23%).
The FDA found that those who had more time to make a habit were more inclined to eat more healthy meals than those who missed a meal for any reason.
And those who ate the healthier meals less often or had missed them in the last year were more than twice as likely as those who hadn’t eaten them in that time to say eating a healthier meal a few times a week was a habit for them.
The researchers concluded that eating more healthy snacks was important for a healthy child, and that those eating healthy meals less frequently would be more likely eat the unhealthy ones.
A healthy breakfast has health benefits, but eating it often doesn’t have to mean eating a healthy amount of it.
“I know this is hard to hear, but it’s not the only reason that you might want to do more,” said Dr. Jessica J. Miller, the lead author of the study.
“It’s the reason why you would want to avoid certain foods, such as dairy products, eggs, and refined sugar.
If you were eating a diet rich in whole grains and fruits and vegetables, you would be eating more whole grains, fruits and veggies and less refined sugar.”
The new study has been published in the journal Pediatrics.