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ERIC Number: EJ915743
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
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ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
Food Preferences in Young Dutch Children and Recommendations for Feeding Intervention in Developmental Disabilities
Deckers, Stijn R. J. M.; De Moor, Jan M. H.; Van der Burg, Jan J. W.
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v32 n2 p630-635 Mar-Apr 2011
Total and chronic food refusal (i.e., the refusal of all types of food during a prolonged period) in young children with developmental disabilities can be treated effectively using a combination of environmental interventions. However, no guidelines for the selection of food items to offer the child in these interventions are available. The aim of the present study was to assess the preferences for specific food items of young Dutch nondisabled children (N = 254) in order to enable trainers to select food items that maximize success of feeding interventions. Results indicate that 54 out of 107 food items were found to be preferred. The mean appreciation scores of boys and girls did not differ significantly for these preferred food items, except for raisins and brown bread. Also, there were no differences between the distinguished age-groups, except for peach. Recommendations for the selection of food items within feeding intervention for total and chronic food refusal in young children with developmental disabilities are given. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands