The selection and consumption of food by nursery school children

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Rachel Teague Fesmire (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Helen Canaday

Abstract: The purposes of the study were to determine: which foods from a selected group of foods twenty-four preschool children would select to eat and the apparent amount of each food that was consumed; the relationship between the food the children selected to eat and the amount they consumed; and the relationship between breakfast in the home and the foods consumed at lunch in the nursery school. The subjects of the study were the twenty-four three and four year old children enrolled in the Nursery School at the University of North Carolina during the 1964-65 school year. For twenty days the children entered the dining room in random order and selected their noon meal from the foods that had been arranged by random order in groups of meat and meat substitutes, vegetables, finger foods and dessert.

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Language: English
Date: 1965

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