Overweight children find food more reinforcing and consume more energy than do nonoverweight children.

@article{Temple2008OverweightCF,
  title={Overweight children find food more reinforcing and consume more energy than do nonoverweight children.},
  author={J. L. Temple and Christina M Legierski and April M. Giacomelli and Sarah-Jeanne Salvy and Leonard H Epstein},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2008},
  volume={87 5},
  pages={1121-7}
}
BACKGROUND The reinforcing value of food is a reliable index of motivation to eat and energy intake. Obese adults find food more reinforcing than do nonobese adults. OBJECTIVE The present study was designed to assess whether the relative reinforcing value of food differs as a function of weight status in 8-12-y-old children and whether the relative reinforcing value of food differs depending on the types of available nonfood alternatives. DESIGN The reinforcing value of pizza (experiment 1… CONTINUE READING

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