This is a great article with science and anecdotes in the NYT about how much of the “nutrition education” for children can be so dangerous. A 4 or 6 year-old is not cognitively developed enough to learn about nutrition the way adults may think about it. Their job should be deciding how much to eat at meal and snacks, not what to eat. It is why I’m so scared with the push for nutrition education in preschools and daycare. Labeling foods as “good” or “bad,” “healthy” or “unhealthy” (which a child will turn into “good” or “bad”) makes judgements about food and brings guilt, fear, and shame into the relationship with food.