Music Could Help Your Child Eat Vegetables

Kid Eating Veggies

Chattanooga, Tennessee—

Having trouble getting your kids to eat their greens? Play a sweet song.

Researchers from ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon asked 106 participants to rate food while listening to music. They ate carrots, cucumbers, and biscuits. When participants listened to music with “tinkling” and higher pitched sounds, the food tasted sweeter to them, too.

The phenomenon has been dubbed “sonic seasoning.” “It seems to be an effective strategy to enhance sweetness perception,” study author Dr. David Guedes said. (