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Palatable food consumption in children : interplay between (food) reward motivation and the home food environment

Annelies De Decker, Sandra Verbeken UGent, Isabelle Sioen UGent, Wendy Van Lippevelde UGent, Caroline Braet UGent, Gabriele Eiben, Valeria Pala, Lucia A Reisch and Stefaan De Henauw UGent (2017) EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS. 176(4). p.465-474
abstract
To understand the importance of the home food environment on unhealthy food consumption in children high in reward sensitivity, this study tested the hypothesis that the home availability of unhealthy food moderates the effect of reward sensitivity on children's fast-food consumption frequency, exerted via food cue responsiveness. Children between 7.5 and 14 years (n = 174, 50.6% boys) reported on reward sensitivity and food cue responsiveness (by means of the subscale 'external eating'). Their height and weight were measured. Parents reported on their children's fast-food consumption frequency, food cue responsiveness (by means of the subscale 'food responsiveness'), and on the home availability of unhealthy foods. Two moderated mediation models were conducted, one with the parent- and one with the child-reported food cue responsiveness as mediator. Findings suggested that with a high home availability of unhealthy foods, (a) a higher fast-food consumption frequency was found in children high in reward sensitivity and (b) the relation between reward sensitivity and the fast-food consumption frequency was mediated by external eating. Conclusions: The findings point at the importance of the home food environment in children high in reward sensitivity. They suggest to limit the home availability of unhealthy foods.
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Reward sensitivity, Palatable food, Home availability, Food responsiveness, External eating, Child, COMPREHENSIVE FEEDING PRACTICES, HEALTHY LIFE-STYLE, EATING BEHAVIOR, EUROPEAN ADOLESCENTS, QUESTIONNAIRE, ASSOCIATIONS, OBESITY, SENSITIVITY, INHIBITION, ACTIVATION
journal title
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
Eur. J. Pediatr.
volume
176
issue
4
pages
465 - 474
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Article
Web of Science id
000398605300005
ISSN
0340-6199
1432-1076
DOI
10.1007/s00431-017-2857-4
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English
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yes
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A1
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8515817
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-8515817
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2017-03-27 10:20:18
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2017-09-20 08:49:16
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  abstract     = {To understand the importance of the home food environment on unhealthy food consumption in children high in reward sensitivity, this study tested the hypothesis that the home availability of unhealthy food moderates the effect of reward sensitivity on children's fast-food consumption frequency, exerted via food cue responsiveness. Children between 7.5 and 14 years (n = 174, 50.6\% boys) reported on reward sensitivity and food cue responsiveness (by means of the subscale 'external eating'). Their height and weight were measured. Parents reported on their children's fast-food consumption frequency, food cue responsiveness (by means of the subscale 'food responsiveness'), and on the home availability of unhealthy foods. Two moderated mediation models were conducted, one with the parent- and one with the child-reported food cue responsiveness as mediator. Findings suggested that with a high home availability of unhealthy foods, (a) a higher fast-food consumption frequency was found in children high in reward sensitivity and (b) the relation between reward sensitivity and the fast-food consumption frequency was mediated by external eating. 
Conclusions: The findings point at the importance of the home food environment in children high in reward sensitivity. They suggest to limit the home availability of unhealthy foods.},
  author       = {De Decker, Annelies and Verbeken, Sandra and Sioen, Isabelle and Van Lippevelde, Wendy and Braet, Caroline and Eiben, Gabriele and Pala, Valeria and Reisch, Lucia A and De Henauw, Stefaan},
  issn         = {0340-6199},
  journal      = {EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS},
  keyword      = {Reward sensitivity,Palatable food,Home availability,Food responsiveness,External eating,Child,COMPREHENSIVE FEEDING PRACTICES,HEALTHY LIFE-STYLE,EATING BEHAVIOR,EUROPEAN ADOLESCENTS,QUESTIONNAIRE,ASSOCIATIONS,OBESITY,SENSITIVITY,INHIBITION,ACTIVATION},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {465--474},
  title        = {Palatable food consumption in children : interplay between (food) reward motivation and the home food environment},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00431-017-2857-4},
  volume       = {176},
  year         = {2017},
}

Chicago
De Decker, Annelies, Sandra Verbeken, Isabelle Sioen, Wendy Van Lippevelde, Caroline Braet, Gabriele Eiben, Valeria Pala, Lucia A Reisch, and Stefaan De Henauw. 2017. “Palatable Food Consumption in Children : Interplay Between (food) Reward Motivation and the Home Food Environment.” European Journal of Pediatrics 176 (4): 465–474.
APA
De Decker, A., Verbeken, S., Sioen, I., Van Lippevelde, W., Braet, C., Eiben, G., Pala, V., et al. (2017). Palatable food consumption in children : interplay between (food) reward motivation and the home food environment. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, 176(4), 465–474.
Vancouver
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De Decker A, Verbeken S, Sioen I, Van Lippevelde W, Braet C, Eiben G, et al. Palatable food consumption in children : interplay between (food) reward motivation and the home food environment. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS. 2017;176(4):465–74.
MLA
De Decker, Annelies, Sandra Verbeken, Isabelle Sioen, et al. “Palatable Food Consumption in Children : Interplay Between (food) Reward Motivation and the Home Food Environment.” EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS 176.4 (2017): 465–474. Print.