Sweet preferences and sugar consumption of 4- and 5-year-old children : role of parents

Liem, Djin Gie, Mars, Monica and De Graaf, Christine 2004, Sweet preferences and sugar consumption of 4- and 5-year-old children : role of parents, Appetite, vol. 43, no. 3, pp. 235-245, doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2004.05.005.

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Title Sweet preferences and sugar consumption of 4- and 5-year-old children : role of parents
Author(s) Liem, Djin GieORCID iD for Liem, Djin Gie orcid.org/0000-0002-6619-6101
Mars, Monica
De Graaf, Christine
Journal name Appetite
Volume number 43
Issue number 3
Start page 235
End page 245
Total pages 11
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publication date 2004-12
ISSN 0195-6663
Summary We investigated the relationships in children between rules that restrict consumption of mono- and disaccharides (MDS), consumption of MDS and preferences for sucrose-containing orangeade. The background ideas of restriction rules we also investigated. To this end, 44 children (5.1 ^ 0.5 years) performed a rank-order and paired-comparison test of preference for five orangeades, which differed in sucrose concentration (0.14, 0.20, 0.29, 0.42, 0.61 M sucrose). Parents filled out a questionnaire concerning restriction rules and their children’s consumption of MDS-containing foods. Stronger restriction rules were related to a lower consumption of beverages that contained MDS and to a lower consumption of MDS-containing foods during breakfast and lunch. The most freedom to choose foods that contain MDS was given during the afternoon. Fifty-five percent of the children who were highly restricted showed a preference for the highest concentration of sucrose in orangeade. None of these children preferred the orangeade with the lowest concentration of sucrose. While 19% of the children who were little restricted preferred the beverage with the lowest concentration of sucrose, 33% preferred the beverage with the highest concentration. These parents generally believed that sugar has a bad effect on health and had similar background ideas concerning restriction
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.appet.2004.05.005
Field of Research 170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing
111103 Nutritional Physiology
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2004, Elsevier
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30026489

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