Comparison of five teacher actions to encourage children's new food acceptance.

@article{Hendy1999ComparisonOF,
  title={Comparison of five teacher actions to encourage children's new food acceptance.},
  author={Helen M. Hendy},
  journal={Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={20-6}
}
How can teachers encourage children to accept new fruits and vegetables? A quasi-experimental study with 64 preschool children (32 boys, 32 girls) compared the effectiveness of five teacher actions to encourage children's acceptance of four new fruits and vegetables presented during three preschool lunches. The five teacher actions included reward (special dessert), modeling, insisting children try one bite, choice-offering ("Do you want any of this?"), and a control condition of simple… CONTINUE READING