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Evaluation of the Effect of Sensory Imagination on Food Portion Size in School-aged Children

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03350932
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 22, 2017
Last Update Posted : July 23, 2018
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
INSEAD (Institut européen d'administration des affaires)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Centre des Sciences du Goût et de l'Alimentation

November 17, 2017
November 22, 2017
July 23, 2018
February 16, 2017
January 31, 2018   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
portion size [ Time Frame: The measure for the two foods will be conducted one week apart ]
choice of a portion size among three sizes (small, medium, large), for two different foods
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Evaluation of the Effect of Sensory Imagination on Food Portion Size in School-aged Children
Evaluation of the Effect of Sensory Imagination on Choice of Food Portion Size in School-aged Children
The objective of this intervention is to evaluate the effect of sensory imagination (i.e., imagining the sensory properties of an object) on the choice of food portion size in school-aged children. Previous research showed that it may help children to choose smaller portion size. The investigators would like to assess whether this effect can be reproduced with two types of food (one with a high energy-density and one with a low energy-density), and in older children.
School-aged children (8-11 years old) will be included in their usual schools to participate in an afternoon snack, organised according to regular arrangements, during two days separated by one week. On each day, the participants will receive a choice of three portion sizes of a food (small, medium, large), and will be asked to chose one of these portions and to eat it for snack. On one day, the high energy-density food will be offered; and on the other day, the low energy-density food. This will be counterbalanced across participants. Moreover, two groups of children will be constituted: the first group, the control group, will have to perform a sensory imagination task about neutral facts. The second group, the "food sensory imagination" group, will have to perform a sensory imagination task foods.
Interventional
Not Applicable
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description:
Two groups of children will be constituted: the first group, the control group, will have to perform a sensory imagination task about neutral facts. The second group, the "food sensory imagination" group, will have to perform a sensory imagination task foods.
Masking: Single (Participant)
Masking Description:
Children will not be aware about the type of comparison that will be made with the data; and they will not be aware in which group they will participate in.
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Sensory Imagination
Behavioral: Sensory imagination about foods
In both groups, children will be presented with pictures of items. In the control group, the pictures will represent landscapes at different seasons. In the experimental group, the pictures will represent a variety of foods. In the experimental group, based on the pictures representing a variety of foods, children will have to perform a food sensory imagination task before choosing the portion size of a food.
  • No Intervention: Control
    This group of children, will have to perform a sensory imagination task about neutral facts before choosing the portion size of a food.
  • Experimental: Food sensory imagination
    This group, the "food sensory imagination" group, will have to perform a sensory imagination task foods (being the intervention) before choosing the portion size of a food.
    Intervention: Behavioral: Sensory imagination about foods
Cornil Y and Chandon P (2016) Pleasure as a Substitute for Size: How Multisensory Imagery Can Make People Happier with Smaller Food Portions. Journal of Marketing Research: October 2016, Vol. 53, No. 5, pp. 847-864. https://doi.org/10.1509/jmr.14.0299

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
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January 31, 2018
January 31, 2018   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Children with food allergies
  • Children who dislike experimental foods
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
7 Years to 13 Years   (Child)
Yes
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France
 
 
NCT03350932
PUNCH 2.4 (2016-A00498-43)
No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Plan to Share IPD: No
Centre des Sciences du Goût et de l'Alimentation
Centre des Sciences du Goût et de l'Alimentation
INSEAD (Institut européen d'administration des affaires)
Study Director: Sophie Nicklaus, PhD Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique
Centre des Sciences du Goût et de l'Alimentation
July 2018

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