A population-based study of preschoolers' food neophobia and its associations with food preferences.

Publisher:
Elsevier
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2008, 40 (1), pp. 11 - 19
Issue Date:
2008-01
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Objective This cross-sectional study was designed to investigate the relationships between food preferences, food neophobia, and childrens characteristics among a population-based sample of preschoolers. Design A parent-report questionnaire. Setting Child-care centers, kindergartens, playgroups, day nurseries, and swimming centers. Subjects 371 two- to five-year-old Australian children. Outcome Measures Associations between food neophobia and the food preferences and characteristics. Analysis Analysis of variance, analysis of covariance, Pearson product-moment correlations, and Fisher z test were used to estimate and compare the associations between these variables.
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