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Record number 552857
Title Multiple vs Single Target Vegetable Exposure to Increase Young Children's Vegetable Intake
Author(s) Poelman, Astrid A.M.; Delahunty, Conor M.; Broch, Maeva; Graaf, C. de
Source Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 51 (2019)8. - ISSN 1499-4046 - p. 985 - 992.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2019.06.009
Department(s) Human Nutrition & Health
VLAG
Sensory Science and Eating Behaviour
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2019
Keyword(s) acceptance - repeated exposure - variety - vegetable intake - young children
Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of repeated exposure to multiple vs single target vegetables in increasing young children's vegetable intake. Methods: A pilot randomized controlled trial (children aged 4–6 years, n = 32) was conducted, which exposed children at home 15 times over 5 weeks to either 1 (single target) or 3 (multiple target) vegetables. A comparison group did not change eating habits. Vegetable intake was measured by (1) a dinner meal consumed at research facilities, (2) 3-day weighed food records, and (3) usual vegetable intake (parent report). Measures were collected at baseline and either immediately after intervention (1), at 3-month follow-up (3) or both (2). Results: There were no differences between groups at baseline in vegetable intake. Usual vegetable intake increased in the multiple target group from.6 to 1.2 servings/d and did not change in other groups (P =.02). Food record data were not significant but underpowered. Vegetable intake from dinner meals was not significantly different between groups. Conclusions and Implications: Exposure to multiple vegetables simultaneously may be more effective than a single vegetable to increase young children's intake. Larger scale research is recommended to confirm the effectiveness of offering variety in exposure and to enhance the understanding of the mechanisms involved.

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