Dartmouth researchers develop and validate a brief, parent-reported scale to measure external food cue responsiveness and conditioned eating behaviors for preschool-age children.
Preliminary evidence from a new Dartmouth study suggests that external food cue responsiveness is measurable by parental report in preschool-age children. Responsiveness was greater among children with, versus without, usual TV advertisement exposure. These results may provide a better understanding of how an obesogenic food environment shapes the development of children’s eating behaviors at a young age.
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