Reducing relative food reinforcement in infants by an enriched music experience.

@article{Kong2016ReducingRF,
  title={Reducing relative food reinforcement in infants by an enriched music experience.},
  author={Kai Ling Kong and Rina D Eiden and Denise M. Feda and Corrin L Stier and Kelly D. Fletcher and Elizabeth M Woodworth and Rocco A Paluch and Leonard H Epstein},
  journal={Obesity},
  year={2016},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={917-23}
}
OBJECTIVE The reinforcing value of food may be established early in life. Research shows that infant weight status is related to the relative reinforcing value of food versus non-food alternatives (food reinforcing ratio, FRR). The purpose of this pilot study was to assess the effects of a 6-week music enhancement program (Music Together®, n = 14) versus an active play date control group (n = 13) on the FRR in 9- to 16-month-old infants who were high in relative food reinforcement. METHODS… CONTINUE READING