Archive for "parental feeding practices"

New paper: How do French parents determine portion sizes for their pre-schooler? A qualitative exploration of the parent-child division of responsibility and influencing factors

Serving large portion sizes to children can make them overeat. They can make children overrule their inner sensations of hunger and fullness, and make them eat more than they need. This is the well-known “portion size effect”. Serving right portion sizes to children, adapted to their needs, is also important to avoid weight gain in…


New paper: Are food parenting practices gendered? Impact of mothers’ and fathers’ practices on their child’s eating behaviors.

Past research has mainly focused on the links between mothers’ feeding practices and children’s eating behaviors. Fathers have received much less attention and little is also known about how the use of similar or different feeding practices within families influences children’s behaviors. To fill this gap, Kaat Philippe (ESR7) and her colleagues conducted a study…


Edulia webinar from Institut Paul Bocuse: Cognitive and Social variables modulating food rejection (or acceptance) in children.

Edulia partner Institut Paul Bocuse Research Center will organises a webinar the 29th of April on cognitive and social variables modulating food rejection (or acceptance) in children.   Food acceptance and rejection depend on multiple factors. In this webinar, researchers will present their ongoing projects on the influence of food processing and transformation (D. Foinant,…


New paper: Child eating behaviors, parental feeding practices and food shopping motivations during the COVID-19 lockdown in France: (How) did they change?

From March until May 2020, a first strict lockdown took place in France to limit the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Schools were closed and working from home was enforced, which had a profound impact on families’ habits. ESR7, Kaat Philippe, and her colleagues conducted a study with 498 French families to investigate…


ESR6 Formation of healthy eating habits in children aged 0-3: development of public health guideline dissemination material and effect on parental feeding practices and on children’s eating behaviour.

Project within WP5 (and to a lesser extent WP4) Objectives: (1) To develop material (leaflet, videos…) to disseminate public health guidelines (PHG) regarding the adoption of healthy eating behaviour in children aged 0-3. (2) To evaluate if this material is understood by parents (3) To evaluate the effect of the use of this material on…