Today children and teenagers are being bombarded with messages from celebrities in social media and other channels. The results from a survey covering how influencers impact children’s eating habits however provides a sigh of relief for any worrying parent. Research from the British Nutrition Foundation shows that children still look to close family members to set an example for their diet.
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However, it’s only natural that young peoples’ role models shift with age. The results show that 37 % of 7–10 year olds rate family as their healthy eating role models, but only 23 % of 14–16 year olds do. When it comes to celebrity role models, only 6 % of 7–10 year olds look up to celebrities but, by the age of 14–16, this rises to 16%.