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posted on 13.12.2012, 13:39 by Emma Haycraft, Claire V. Farrow, Caroline Meyer, Faye Powell, Jacqueline Blissett
This study examined the associations between eating behaviours and temperament in a sample of young children. Mothers (N = 241) of children aged 3–8 years completed measures of their children's eating behaviours and temperament and reported their child's height and weight. Children with more emotional temperaments were reported to display more food avoidant eating behaviours. Shyness, sociability and activity were not related to children's eating behaviours. Higher child BMI was related to more food approach eating behaviours but BMI was unrelated to child temperament. Future research should explore more specifically how emotional temperaments might influence child eating behaviour.

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  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Citation

HAYCRAFT, E. ... et al., 2011. Relationships between temperament and eating behaviours in young children. Appetite, 56 (3), pp. 689 - 692.

Publisher

© Elsevier Ltd.

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2011

Notes

This article was published in the journal, Appetite [© Elsevier Ltd.] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2011.02.005

ISSN

0195-6663

Language

en