Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
Consistency of Family Rules and Routines as a Predictor of Food Neophobia in a Diverse Sample of Young Children
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Article Information
Mental Health / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Consistency of Family Rules and Routines as a Predictor of Food Neophobia in a Diverse Sample of Young Children
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515337. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO3116
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515337. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO3116
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

This preliminary data analysis identifies a parent-empowerment strategy that may be important for encouraging children to try new foods. Parents who reported having clear rules and routines for their family demonstrated approximately nine times greater odds that their child would willingly try new foods. Educating parents to emphasize clear rules and routines, specifically during mealtimes, may create a predictable mealtime experience and allow children to feel comfortable exploring novel foods.

Primary Author and Speaker: Victoria Merritt

Additional Authors and Speakers: Angela Caldwell