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"Is this a meal or snack?" Situational cues that drive perceptions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19808071     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
What determines whether a person perceives an eating occasion as a meal or snack? The answer may influence what and how much they eat on that occasion and over the remainder of the day. A survey of 122 participants indicated that they used food cues (such as the food quality, portion size, perceived healthfulness, and preparation time) as well as environmental cues (such as the presence of friends and family, whether one is seated, and the quality of napkins and plates) to determine if they were eating a meal rather than a snack. Implications for dieters and for health professionals are provided.
Brian Wansink; Collin R Payne; Mitsuru Shimizu
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-10-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Appetite     Volume:  54     ISSN:  1095-8304     ISO Abbreviation:  Appetite     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-01     Completed Date:  2010-05-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006808     Medline TA:  Appetite     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  214-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Cornell University, 110 Warren Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Appetite Regulation / physiology
Diet / methods,  psychology
Feeding Behavior / physiology*,  psychology*
Perception / physiology*
Satiety Response / physiology*
Social Behavior
Young Adult

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