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http://hdl.handle.net/10993/3428
A narrative review of psychological and educational strategies applied to young children's eating behaviours aimed at reducing obesity risk
English
Gibson, E. Leigh [Department of Psychology, University of Roehampton, London UK]
Wildgruber, Andreas [State Institute of Early Childhood Research, Munich, Germany]
Kreichauf, Susanne [State Institute of Early Childhood Research, Munich, Germany]
Vögele, Claus mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
Nixon, Catherine A. [Wolfson Research Institute, School of Medicine and Health, Durham University, Stockton-on-Tees, UK]
Douthwaite, Wayne [Wolfson Research Institute, School of Medicine and Health, Durham University, Stockton-on-Tees, UK]
Moore, Helen J. [Wolfson Research Institute, School of Medicine and Health, Durham University, Stockton-on-Tees, UK]
Manios, Yannis [Wolfson Research Institute, School of Medicine and Health, Durham University, Stockton-on-Tees, UK]
Summerbell, Carolyn D. [Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece]
on behalf of the Toybox-study group [> >]
2012
Obesity Reviews : An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
Blackwell Publishing
13
Suppl 1
85-95
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
International
1467-7881
1467-789X
[en] FOOD habits ; OBESITY ; PRESCHOOL children ; NUTRITION ; PARENT & child
[en] Strategies to reduce risk of obesity by influencing preschool children’s eating behaviour are reviewed. The studies are placed in the context of relevant psychological processes, including inherited and acquired preferences, and behavioural traits, such as food neophobia, ‘enjoyment of food’ and ‘satiety responsiveness’. These are important influences on how children respond to feeding practices, as well as predictors of obesity risk. Nevertheless, in young children, food environment and experience are especially important for establishing eating habits and food preferences. Providing information to parents, or to children, on healthy feeding is insufficient. Acceptance of healthy foods can be encouraged by 5-10 repeated tastes. Recent evidence suggests rewarding healthy eating can be successful, even for verbal praise alone, but that palatable foods should not be used as rewards for eating. Intake of healthier foods can be promoted by increasing portion size, especially in the beginning of the meal. Parental strategies of pressuring to eat and restriction do not appear to be causally linked to obesity, but are instead primarily responses to children’s eating tendencies and weight. Moderate rather than frequent restriction may improve healthy eating in children. Actively positive social modelling by adults and peers can be effective in encouraging healthier eating.
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http://hdl.handle.net/10993/3428
10.1111/j.1467-789X.2011.00939.x
FP7 ; 245200 - TOYBOX - Multifactorial evidence based approach using behavioural models in understanding and promoting fun, healthy food, play and policy for the prevention of obesity in early childhood: ToyBox

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