Inducing Children's Emotional Eating
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01122290|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 13, 2010
Last Update Posted : May 13, 2010
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.
|Condition or disease|
|Emotional Eating Behaviour|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||64 participants|
|Observational Model:||Ecologic or Community|
|Official Title:||Inducing Preschool Children's Emotional Eating: Relationships With Parental Feeding Practices.|
|Study Start Date :||May 2008|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||June 2009|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||June 2009|
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).
- eating in the absence of hunger [ Time Frame: @ 60 minutes into study, at ~4 years of age ]Child's consumption of kcal from snack foods in the absence of hunger
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|School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University|
|Loughborough, Leicestershire, United Kingdom, LE11 3TU|