The role of familiarity on modeling of eating and food consumption in children.

@article{Salvy2008TheRO,
  title={The role of familiarity on modeling of eating and food consumption in children.},
  author={Sarah-Jeanne Salvy and Lenny R. Vartanian and J. Silva Coelho and Denise C Jarrin and Patricia P Pliner},
  journal={Appetite},
  year={2008},
  volume={50 2-3},
  pages={514-8}
}
This study investigates the effects of peer and sibling influence on the cookie intake of normal-weight children. A total of 44 children (24 girls and 20 boys) aged 5-11 participated in this study. Children played a sorting task while being exposed to a large amount of cookies. Children were tested alone or with an unfamiliar peer or with a sibling. Results indicated that the social condition was related to the participants' energy intake. Children eating with their siblings ate more cookies… CONTINUE READING