The relationship of parent's food preferences and their claims on their children's preferences to the actual food consumption by their children at the nursery school

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JoAnn Snyder Hodge (Creator)
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Helen Canaday

Abstract: Children's food preferences as they relate to their parents' food preferences and to the claims of their food preferences by their parents were investigated in this study. This research took place in the Nursery School at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina in Greensboro, North Carolina. The study of food preferences is important in its relation to health and family life. Adequate food is recognized as a basic need for the best nutrition and health of all. Foods that promote growth and development are vitally important for all young children. Providing nutritionally adequate meals for children is one step toward fulfilling this need. A second and important step is the actual consumption of these foods, plus the cultivation of desirable attitudes toward food. Knowledge of good nutrition, guidance, and encouragement in establishing good eating habits are the responsibility of all parents.

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Language: English
Date: 1963

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