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Anxiety is associated with appetitive traits in university students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nutr J 2021 May 13;20(1):45. Epub 2021 May 13.

College of Education & Human Sciences, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 87131, USA.

Background: COVID-19 has impacted mental health globally, however, associations between anxiety and appetitive traits during the pandemic are unreported. This study evaluated anxiety symptom severity and associations with appetitive traits in students at a large public University in the U.S. Read More

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Identifying and predicting food parenting practice profiles among Canadian parents.

Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 2021 May 4;18(1):59. Epub 2021 May 4.

School of Population and Public Health University of British Columbia, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute, F508-4490 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4H4, Canada.

Background: Food parenting practices (FPP) can affect children's eating behaviours, yet little is known about how various FPP co-occur. The primary aim was to identify profiles of FPPs use among Canadian parents. Secondary aims included examining sociodemographic correlates of FPP profiles and evaluating whether children's eating behaviours differed across FPP profiles. Read More

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Psychometric properties of the Child Eating Behavior Questionnaire (CEBQ) in school age children with overweight and obesity: A proposed three-factor structure.

Pediatr Obes 2021 May 4:e12795. Epub 2021 May 4.

Department of Pediatrics, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA.

Background: Obesity in youth is a significant public health concern, with eating behaviors being a major contributor. The Child Eating Behavior Questionnaire (CEBQ) was developed to evaluate the appetitive characteristics of young children, across a myriad of eating domains. Despite the breadth of its use, the psychometric properties of the measure in children with overweight/obesity (OW/OB), particularly treatment seeking youth, remains largely unexplored. Read More

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Impact of Infant Milk-Type and Childhood Eating Behaviors on Functional Constipation in Preschool Children.

J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2021 Apr 28. Epub 2021 Apr 28.

Nutritionist. Graduate Program in Health Sciences, Federal University of Sergipe (UFS), Hospital. Universitário. Rua Cláudio Batista, s/n. Bairro Sanatório. Aracaju, Sergipe, Brasil. CEP: 49060-100 Associate Professor. Discipline of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Rua Pedro de Toledo, 781, 12 andar, 04039-032 - São Paulo - SP - Brazil Nutritionist. Federal University of Sergipe (UFS), Hospital. Universitário. Rua Cláudio Batista, s/n. Bairro Sanatório. Aracaju, Sergipe, Brasil. CEP: 49060-100.

Objective: To investigate the association between functional constipation, infant feeding in early infancy and eating behavior in preschool children.

Methodology: A cross-sectional study was undertaken in public and private schools in the state of Sergipe (Northeast of Brazil). The sample calculation was based on a 25% estimate of constipation prevalence in Brazilian children, resulting in a sample size of 1051 children. Read More

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Strength or Nausea? Children's Reasoning About the Health Consequences of Food Consumption.

Front Psychol 2021 8;12:651889. Epub 2021 Apr 8.

LEAD - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique UMR-5022, Université Bourgogne Franche Comté, Dijon, France.

Children's reasoning on food properties and health relationships can contribute to healthier food choices. Food properties can either be positive ("gives strength") or negative ("gives nausea"). One of the main challenges in public health is to foster children's dietary variety, which contributes to a normal and healthy development. Read More

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Validation of the nine item ARFID screen (NIAS) subscales for distinguishing ARFID presentations and screening for ARFID.

Int J Eat Disord 2021 Apr 22. Epub 2021 Apr 22.

Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Objective: The Nine Item Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) Screen (NIAS) has three subscales aligned with ARFID presentations but clinically validated cutoff scores have not been identified. We aimed to examine NIAS subscale (picky eating, appetite, fear) validity to: (1) capture clinically-diagnosed ARFID presentations; (2) differentiate ARFID from other eating disorders (other-ED); and (3) capture ARFID symptoms among individuals with ARFID, individuals with other-ED, and nonclinical participants.

Method: Participants included outpatients (ages 10-76 years; 75% female) diagnosed with ARFID (n = 49) or other-ED (n = 77), and nonclinical participants (ages 22-68 years; 38% female, n = 40). Read More

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The impact of digital era: Intensity of excessive use of gadget causing eating difficulty on children.

Enferm Clin 2021 Apr;31 Suppl 2:S6-S9

Faculty of Nursing Universitas Indonesia, Depok, West Java, Indonesia. Electronic address:

This study aims at testing whether the use of gadget excessively has a correlation to eating difficulty of children. This research used cross-sectional study design with Chi-square testing involving 215 mothers of children aged 6-12 years who were selected by using stratified random sampling in State Primary School 08 of Tegal Alur, West Jakarta, Indonesia. This study used Children's Eating Behaviour Questionnaire and gadget use intensity questionnaire. Read More

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The Combination of Food Approach and Food Avoidant Behaviors in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: "Selective Overeating".

J Autism Dev Disord 2021 Apr 12. Epub 2021 Apr 12.

Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Hall of Government, The George Washington University, Room 226, 2115 G Street NW, Washington, DC, 20052, USA.

Based on parent questionnaires, we demonstrate the presence of an eating pattern among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that is characterized by both food selectivity and eating in the absence of hunger. Children with ASD were categorized as engaging in eating patterns of selective overeating, selective eating only, overeating only, or typical eating. Group differences were found in the areas of diet composition, body mass index, and behavioral flexibility. Read More

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Using association rules mining to characterize loss of control eating in childhood.

Appetite 2021 Mar 31;163:105236. Epub 2021 Mar 31.

Department of Nutritional Science, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA; Department of Food Science, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA.

Childhood loss of control (LOC)-eating, the perceived inability to stop or control eating, is associated with increased risk for binge-eating disorder and obesity. However, the correlates of LOC-eating in childhood remain unclear. A secondary analysis of 177, 7-12-year-old children from five laboratory feeding studies was performed to investigate potential family (e. Read More

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Gender effect on eating habits of Nigerian school children.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2021 Apr;100(13):e24961

Department of Guidance and Counselling, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu, Nigeria.

Abstract: It is important to investigate children's eating habits based on different eating behaviors such as satiety responsiveness (SR), slowness in eating (SE), food fussiness (FF), food responsiveness (FR), enjoyment of food (EF), desire to drink (DD), emotional under-eating (EUE), and emotional over-eating (EOE). The main objective of this research was to investigate whether gender affects the eating habits of Nigerian school children.A cross-sectional survey was conducted between March and June 2019. Read More

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Fussy eating in toddlers: A content analysis of parents' online support seeking.

Matern Child Nutr 2021 Mar 19:e13171. Epub 2021 Mar 19.

Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia.

The development of healthy eating habits in childhood is essential to reducing later risk of obesity. However, many parents manage fussy eating in toddlerhood with ineffective feeding practices that limit children's dietary variety and reinforce obesogenic eating behaviours. Understanding parents' feeding concerns and support needs may assist in the development of feeding interventions designed to support parents' uptake of responsive feeding practices. Read More

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Children's eating behaviour traits and dental caries.

J Public Health Dent 2021 Mar 15. Epub 2021 Mar 15.

Department of Social and Preventive Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil.

Objectives: This cross-sectional study aimed to assess eating behavior traits in children with or without dental caries.

Methods: A sample of 580 children aged 8 years enrolled in 20 public schools in the city of Pelotas, Brazil were included. Parents/caregivers provided sociodemographic information and answered the Children's Eating Behavior Questionnaire (CEBQ) to assess eating behavior traits. Read More

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Validity and Reliability of the Turkish Version of the Pediatric Assessment Scale for Severe Feeding Problems.

Indian Pediatr 2021 Mar;58(3):241-245

Faculty of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.

Objective: The purpose of this study was to translate the Pediatric assessment scale for severe feeding Problems (PASSFP) into Turkish and investigate its validity and reliability.

Methods: The study included Turkish translation of the PASSFP, and investigating its reliability and criterion validity in relation with Children's eating behavior questionnaire (CEBQ).

Results: Cronbach Alpha reliability of T-PASSFP was 0. Read More

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Feeding and eating problems in children and adolescents with autism: A scoping review.

Autism 2021 Mar 2:1362361321995631. Epub 2021 Mar 2.

University of Calgary, Canada.

Lay Abstract: Feeding problems, such as picky eating and food avoidance, are common in youth with autism. Other, broader difficulties with feeding and eating (eating disorder symptoms such as restricting food intake or preoccupation with body shape or weight and insistence on specific food presentation) are also common in autistic individuals. Here, we describe the nature and extent of feeding and eating problems in youth with autism. Read More

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Combined effects of weight change trajectories and eating behaviors on childhood adiposity status: A birth cohort study.

Appetite 2021 Jul 23;162:105174. Epub 2021 Feb 23.

Department of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Shanghai Children's Medical Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200127, China; Pediatric Translational Medicine Institution, Shanghai Children's Medical Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200127, China; MOE-Shanghai Key Laboratory of Children's Environmental Health, Xinhua Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200092, China. Electronic address:

Previous studies have suggested that infant rapid weight change can be associated with an increased weight later in life. However, the weight change trajectory in early life over time and which childhood lifestyle behaviors may modify the risk of rapid weight change have not been characterized. Using our ongoing birth cohort study, we have addressed these issues. Read More

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Reliability and Validity Study of the Children's Eating Behavior Questionnaire in Chinese School-Age Children.

J Nutr Sci Vitaminol (Tokyo) 2020 ;66(Supplement):S82-S86

School of Public Health, Fudan University.

Children's Eating Behavior Questionnaire (CEBQ) was widely used in western countries to measure children's eating behavior and played an important role in the research on the risk of childhood obesity, but it is rarely used in China yet. This study aimed to examine the Chinese version of CEBQ's reliability and validity in a pilot study, then applied it to bigger population. Data was collected with CEBQ in two districts of Shanghai, respectively. Read More

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January 2020

The role of food selectivity in the association between child autistic traits and constipation.

Int J Eat Disord 2021 Feb 17. Epub 2021 Feb 17.

Erasmus Medical Center, Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry/Psychology, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Objective: This study examines the association between child autistic traits and constipation symptoms, and explores whether this association is mediated by food selectivity.

Method: The sample included participants (N = 2,818) from the population-based birth cohort, Generation R (Rotterdam, the Netherlands). Parents reported their child's autistic traits at 6 years (using the Social Responsiveness Scale), food selectivity at 10 years (using the Stanford Feeding Questionnaire) and the frequency and severity of constipation symptoms they experienced at 10 years (using the ROME III functional constipation diagnostic criteria). Read More

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February 2021

The interaction of negative psychological well-being and picky eating in relation to disordered eating in undergraduate students.

Eat Behav 2021 01 2;40:101476. Epub 2021 Feb 2.

Department of Psychology, Bowling Green State University, USA.

The extant literature on picky eating focuses on children, leaving adults understudied. A sparse and mixed evidence base suggests relationships exist between picky eating and disordered eating in adults. The present study furthered this research by examining shared negative psychological correlates as moderators that may strengthen relationships between picky eating and disordered eating in undergraduate students. Read More

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January 2021

Two to Tango? The Dance of Maternal Authority and Feeding Practices with Child Eating Behavior.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 02 9;18(4). Epub 2021 Feb 9.

Clinical Psychology Graduate Program, Ruppin Academic Center, Emek Hefer 40250, Israel.

The purpose of this study was to elucidate the relationship between maternal feeding practices and children's eating problems. Mothers of 292 children aged 5.9 ± 1. Read More

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February 2021

The association between childhood adiposity and appetite assessed using the Child Eating Behavior Questionnaire and Baby Eating Behavior Questionnaire: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Obes Rev 2021 05 7;22(5):e13169. Epub 2021 Feb 7.

Obesity Group, Research Department of Behavioural Science and Health, University College London, London, UK.

This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to quantify associations between Child Eating Behavior Questionnaire (CEBQ) and Baby Eating Behavior Questionnaire (BEBQ) appetitive traits (food approach: Food Responsiveness [FR], Enjoyment of Food [EF], Emotional Overeating [EOE], and Desire to Drink [DD]; food avoidant: Satiety Responsiveness [SR], Slowness in Eating [SE], Emotional Undereating [EUE], Food Fussiness [FF]) and measures of child adiposity. Searches of six databases up to February 2019 identified 72 studies (CEBQ, n = 67; BEBQ, n = 5), and 27 met the meta-analysis criteria. For cross-sectional studies reporting unadjusted correlations with body mass index z-scores (BMIz) (n = 19), all traits were associated with BMIz in expected directions (positive: FR, EF, EOE, and DD; negative: SR, SE, EUE, and FF). Read More

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Cow's Milk Allergy or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease-Can We Solve the Dilemma in Infants?

Nutrients 2021 Jan 21;13(2). Epub 2021 Jan 21.

Kidz Health Castle, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 1090 Brussels, Belgium.

Cow's milk allergy (CMA) and gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) may manifest with similar symptoms in infants making the diagnosis challenging. While immediate reaction to cow's milk protein indicate CMA, regurgitation, vomiting, crying, fussiness, poor appetite, sleep disturbances have been reported in both CMA and GERD and in other conditions such as functional gastrointestinal disorders, eosinophilic esophagitis, anatomic abnormalities, metabolic and neurological diseases. Gastrointestinal manifestations of CMA are often non-IgE mediated and clinical response to cow's milk free diet is not a proof of immune system involvement. Read More

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January 2021

Infant feeding practices and later parent-reported feeding difficulties: a systematic review.

Nutr Rev 2021 Jan 22. Epub 2021 Jan 22.

Context: Early feeding practices may influence the acceptance of new foods and contribute to the development of feeding difficulties later in childhood.

Objective: The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the association of breastfeeding duration, timing of complementary feeding introduction, and feeding techniques with feeding difficulties or their subtypes, namely picky or fussy eating, food refusal, and food neophobia, in children older than 1 year of age.

Data Sources: Guidance from the Cochrane Collaboration and the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination was followed. Read More

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January 2021

SPACE-ARFID: A pilot trial of a novel parent-based treatment for avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder.

Int J Eat Disord 2020 10 27;53(10):1623-1635. Epub 2020 Jul 27.

Yale University Child Study Center, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.

Objective: This pilot trial aimed to assess the feasibility, acceptability, treatment-satisfaction, and preliminary efficacy of Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions adapted for avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (SPACE-ARFID). SPACE-ARFID is a novel outpatient parent-based treatment that focuses on parental responses to child problematic eating habits and aims to promote food-related flexibility.

Method: Parents of 15 children (ages 6-14 years) with ARFID participated in 12 weekly sessions of SPACE-ARFID. Read More

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October 2020

Eating behaviors and dietary quality in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia survivors.

Pediatr Blood Cancer 2021 Apr 31;68(4):e28811. Epub 2020 Dec 31.

Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Background: Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) survivors' increased risk for adverse health outcomes could be mitigated through consuming a balanced diet. Nonetheless, >70% of adult survivors do not meet survivorship dietary recommendations. ALL treatment may amplify risk for restricted dietary preferences (picky eating) and poor self-regulation of food intake that could contribute to suboptimal diets in survivorship. Read More

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Appetitive Traits in a Population-Based Study of Polish Adolescents within the PLACE-19 Study: Validation of the Adult Eating Behavior Questionnaire.

Nutrients 2020 Dec 19;12(12). Epub 2020 Dec 19.

Department of Dietetics, Institute of Human Nutrition Sciences, Warsaw University of Life Sciences (WULS-SGGW), 159C Nowoursynowska Street, 02-776 Warsaw, Poland.

Appetitive traits of food approach or food avoidance are commonly measured using the Adult Eating Behavior Questionnaire (AEBQ). However, there is no Polish version of the AEBQ validated for adolescents, and to the best of our knowledge, no study completed with the Polish version of the AEBQ has been published thus far. The present study aimed to validate the AEBQ in a population-based sample of Polish secondary school students and to assess differences in appetitive traits between boys and girls within the Polish Adolescents' COVID-19 Experience (PLACE-19) Study. Read More

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December 2020

Child attachment behavior as a moderator of the relation between feeding responsiveness and picky eating behavior.

Eat Behav 2021 01 27;40:101465. Epub 2020 Nov 27.

Department of Human Development and Family Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, United States of America.

Background: Picky eating (PE) behavior is common in early childhood, but persistent PE is associated with unhealthy development and caregiver-child stress during feeding. Identifying modifiable feeding and parent-child relationship factors that impact PE is important for decreasing risks associated with PE.

Objective: This study examined associations between caregiver Feeding Responsiveness (FR) and child PE behaviors using caregiver reports and observations of family mealtimes. Read More

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January 2021

[Incidence of eating problems and related factors in children aged 1-6 years].

Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi 2020 Nov;41(11):1818-1823

Department of Health, Beijing Children's Hospital, Capital Medical University, National Center for Children's Health, Beijing 100045, China.

To analyze the incidence of eating problems and risk factors in children aged 1-6 years, and provide evidence for formulating relevant prevention and control strategies. From June to December 2019, two community health service centers and two kindergartens were randomly selected in Shunyi district of Beijing by using stratified random cluster sampling method. Self-designed questionnaires were used to collect data on individual information, family information, and the incidence of eating problems and related factors. Read More

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November 2020

Child feeding practices and concerns: Thematic content analysis of Thai virtual communities.

Matern Child Nutr 2021 04 30;17(2):e13095. Epub 2020 Nov 30.

School of Sociology, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

Parents' child feeding practices are influenced not only by family but also by a broader circle of networks, including online groups. Peer-to-peer platforms such as Facebook groups facilitate a learning environment and may influence the transmission of user-generated content into practice. These digital data not only benefit participants but also offer new opportunities for researchers to study related phenomena. Read More

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Italian consumers' attitudes towards entomophagy: Influence of human factors and properties of insects and insect-based food.

Food Res Int 2020 11 12;137:109619. Epub 2020 Aug 12.

University of Gastronomic Sciences, Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, 9, 12042 Pollenzo, CN, Italy. Electronic address:

Studies on consumers' perceptions towards entomophagy have recently gained popularity. However, the use of the general term "insect" represents a limitation of previous research, due to the need for more precise terminology. This study assessed attitudes towards specific insects, their gastronomic preparations, their relationships with human factors and the characteristics of insects as a food source. Read More

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November 2020

Dietary behaviours, physical activity and quality of life among childhood cancer survivors in Mainland China: A cross-sectional study.

Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 2021 Jan 15;30(1):e13342. Epub 2020 Nov 15.

School of Nursing, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.

Objective: To examine the dietary behaviours, physical activity (PA) and quality of life (QoL) of childhood cancer survivors (CCS) in Mainland China and explore the relationships between these behaviours and QoL.

Methods: This cross-sectional study recruited 181 CCS from three Grade-A tertiary hospitals in Guangzhou. Survivors completed questionnaires assessing their dietary behaviours, PA and QoL. Read More

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January 2021