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'Finish your soup': counterproductive effects of pressuring children to eat on intake and affect.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16626838     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors examined whether pressuring preschoolers to eat would affect food intake and preferences, using a repeated-measures experimental design. In the experimental condition, children were pressured to eat by a request to finish their food. We collected intake data, heights and weights, child-feeding practices data, and children's comments about the food. Children consumed significantly more food when they were not pressured to eat and they made overwhelmingly fewer negative comments. Children who were pressured to eat at home had lower body mass index percentile scores and were less affected by the pressure in the lab setting than children who were not pressured at home. These data provide experimental evidence supporting previous correlational research indicating that pressure can have negative effects on children's affective responses to and intake of healthy foods.
Amy T Galloway; Laura M Fiorito; Lori A Francis; Leann L Birch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2006-04-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Appetite     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0195-6663     ISO Abbreviation:  Appetite     Publication Date:  2006 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-19     Completed Date:  2007-01-12     Revised Date:  2014-09-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006808     Medline TA:  Appetite     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  318-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Body Mass Index
Child Nutrition Disorders / etiology*,  prevention & control,  psychology
Child, Preschool
Eating / psychology*
Energy Intake / physiology*
Obesity / prevention & control,  psychology
Parenting / psychology
Parents / psychology*
Social Environment
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