Preschool children's perceptions of food and their food experiences.

@article{Matheson2002PreschoolCP,
  title={Preschool children's perceptions of food and their food experiences.},
  author={Donna M Matheson and Kristina Spranger and Amy Saxe},
  journal={Journal of nutrition education and behavior},
  year={2002},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={85-92}
}
OBJECTIVE Developmental theory suggests that children learn from their experiences. However, little is known about preschool children's interpretation of their daily food experiences. Therefore, the purpose of this research was to describe the criteria preschool children use to classify foods and their interpretation of their daily food experiences. DESIGN Semistructured interviews and observations of children's play in toy kitchens were conducted with children enrolled in public preschool… CONTINUE READING