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APPETItE Findings

Published Work

Latest findings showing four different eating behaviour patterns in children

The APPETItE team are excited to share their latest findings which showed that children have one of four eating patterns: ‘avid’, ‘happy’, ‘typical’ or ‘fussy’. One eating pattern that is of interest to the APPETItE team is avid eating behaviour. Children with avid eating behaviour were found to show greater eating in response to emotions and food cues in the environment rather than in response to hunger. This study also showed that there are differences in children’s temperament, caregivers’ feeding practices, and household food security between children's eating behaviour patterns. Identifying these specific eating patterns will help the development of feeding advice for caregivers that is tailored to a child's eating pattern.


Check out the full paper by clicking the link below.

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