Manga Comics Can Motivate Kids to Eat Fruit
February 23, 2014 3:11am CST
The following two tabs change content below. Manga comics are gaining in popularity among children, which begs the question of whether the art form can encourage healthy choices. According to lead author, May May Leung, PhD, RD, of City University of New York School of Public Health and Hunter College, new research indicates that when the comics depict characters eating fruit, it can help kids make healthier snack selections. The comics may change the way youth look at healthy eating and can influence healthy behaviors in a positive way, notes Leung. In light of these results, it seems that Manga comics may be a powerful tool in helping kids make good eating decisions.