Inducing Children's Emotional Eating
Background: Children's emotional eating is related to greater BMI and less healthy diet but little is known about the early development of this behavior.
Objective: This study aimed to examine the relationships between preschool children's emotional eating and parental feeding practices using experimental manipulation of child mood and food intake in a laboratory setting.
Design: 25 3-5 year old children and their mothers sat together and ate a standard meal to satiety. Mothers completed questionnaires about their feeding practices. Children were assigned to a control or negative mood condition. Children's consumption of snack foods in the absence of hunger was measured.
Emotional Eating Behaviour
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||Inducing Preschool Children's Emotional Eating: Relationships With Parental Feeding Practices.|
- eating in the absence of hunger [ Time Frame: @ 60 minutes into study, at ~4 years of age ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Child's consumption of kcal from snack foods in the absence of hunger
|Study Start Date:||May 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Children experienced induction of mild negative emotion through a jigsaw with a missing piece (negative emotion group)
Vs. Same task with No missing piece (neutral emotion).
|School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University|
|Loughborough, Leicestershire, United Kingdom, LE11 3TU|