The role of familiarity in dietary development

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Show simple item record Aldridge, V. K. en Dovey, T. M. en Halford, J. C. G en 2017-05-23T10:03:25Z 2017-05-23T10:03:25Z 2008-12-18
dc.identifier.citation Aldridge, V., Dovey, T.M. and Halford, J.C. (2009) The role of familiarity in dietary development. Developmental Review, 29 (1), pp. 32-44 en
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dc.description.abstract The rise in inadequate and unhealthily diets in children has led investigations to examine the development of food preferences. This review outlines the ways in which children choose between foods made available to them and the subsequent shaping of their own habitual diet. Children are liable to form preferences to certain hedonic foods, and to exhibit neophobic reactions to the unfamiliar. Unfamiliar foods can elicit anxiety and suspicion. Trust and liking of a once novel food can be gained through exposure, increasing familiarity towards that food. This review examines: visual familiarity (awareness of foods within their environment); taste familiarity (knowledge and experience of the taste of foods); contextual familiarity (knowledge of how foods should be presented); and categorical familiarity (which family foods belong to). The influence of familiarity is also explained with regards to both positive and negative associative learning. These associations are influenced by the specific presentation and the social environment of a novel food. The potential benefits of understanding the nature of children’s learning and preference development for the promotion of healthy nutrition to both parent and child are discussed. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.subject Dietary Development en
dc.subject Food Preferences en
dc.subject Children's Eating Behaviour en
dc.subject Food Neophobia en
dc.title The role of familiarity in dietary development en
dc.type Article en
dc.peerreviewed Yes en
dc.explorer.multimedia No en
dc.funder N/A en
dc.projectid N/A en
dc.cclicence CC-BY-NC-ND en 2008-12-18 en

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