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“We Don’t Snack”: the routine behavior of feeding children and 10 o’clock and 4 o’clock

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“We Don’t Snack” : the routine behavior of feeding children and 10 o’clock and 4 o’clock. / Jacquier, Emma; Gatrell, Anthony Charles.

In: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Vol. 48, No. 7 Suppl., 07.2016, p. S12-S13.

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Jacquier, E & Gatrell, AC 2016, '“We Don’t Snack”: the routine behavior of feeding children and 10 o’clock and 4 o’clock', Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, vol. 48, no. 7 Suppl., pp. S12-S13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2016.04.038

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Jacquier, Emma ; Gatrell, Anthony Charles. / “We Don’t Snack” : the routine behavior of feeding children and 10 o’clock and 4 o’clock. In: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2016 ; Vol. 48, No. 7 Suppl. pp. S12-S13.

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title = "“We Don{\textquoteright}t Snack”: the routine behavior of feeding children and 10 o{\textquoteright}clock and 4 o{\textquoteright}clock",
abstract = "ObjectiveToddlers and preschool children depend on caregivers to determine the timing of food intake and to make healthy choices on their behalf. Little is known about caregiver experiences, attitudes and perceptions towards the consumption of foods and beverages in-between meals by toddlers and preschool children (1-5 years) and how experiences, attitudes and perceptions may differ according to cultural practices.Design, Setting, and ParticipantsIn-depth, in-home interviews (n=17) were conducted with caregivers (14 = female, 3 = male, ages = 20-46y, low to high income) in Switzerland. The model, “Food Choice Process over the Life Course”, was used as a theoretical framework. The interviews explored experiences, attitudes and perceptions about the provision of foods and beverages to children (1-5y).AnalysisInterview transcripts underwent a thematic analysis and key themes were developed from the data.ResultsA key theme identified described the rules and routines about the consumption of calories from foods and/or beverages in-between meals. Toddlers and preschoolers were systematically fed at 10 a.m. and 4p.m. by all participants. However, when questioned specifically about snacking behavior, participants reported they did not engage in snacking.Conclusions and ImplicationsThe routine feeding of toddlers and preschoolers at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., by this group of caregivers, was not perceived as snacking. Snacking was described by participants to involve the consumption of specific food items such as candy, salty snacks and foods perceived as warranting restriction. Findings may have implications for collection of dietary intake data and for education of caregivers about the selection of healthy foods and beverages for consumption in-between meals.FundingNestec S.A.",
author = "Emma Jacquier and Gatrell, {Anthony Charles}",
year = "2016",
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language = "English",
volume = "48",
pages = "S12--S13",
journal = "Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior",
issn = "1499-4046",
publisher = "Elsevier Inc.",
number = "7 Suppl.",
note = "SNEB 2016 Annual Conference Proceedings — 49th Annual Conference : Next Practice in Nutrition Education ; Conference date: 30-07-2016 Through 02-08-2016",

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AU - Gatrell, Anthony Charles

PY - 2016/7

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N2 - ObjectiveToddlers and preschool children depend on caregivers to determine the timing of food intake and to make healthy choices on their behalf. Little is known about caregiver experiences, attitudes and perceptions towards the consumption of foods and beverages in-between meals by toddlers and preschool children (1-5 years) and how experiences, attitudes and perceptions may differ according to cultural practices.Design, Setting, and ParticipantsIn-depth, in-home interviews (n=17) were conducted with caregivers (14 = female, 3 = male, ages = 20-46y, low to high income) in Switzerland. The model, “Food Choice Process over the Life Course”, was used as a theoretical framework. The interviews explored experiences, attitudes and perceptions about the provision of foods and beverages to children (1-5y).AnalysisInterview transcripts underwent a thematic analysis and key themes were developed from the data.ResultsA key theme identified described the rules and routines about the consumption of calories from foods and/or beverages in-between meals. Toddlers and preschoolers were systematically fed at 10 a.m. and 4p.m. by all participants. However, when questioned specifically about snacking behavior, participants reported they did not engage in snacking.Conclusions and ImplicationsThe routine feeding of toddlers and preschoolers at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., by this group of caregivers, was not perceived as snacking. Snacking was described by participants to involve the consumption of specific food items such as candy, salty snacks and foods perceived as warranting restriction. Findings may have implications for collection of dietary intake data and for education of caregivers about the selection of healthy foods and beverages for consumption in-between meals.FundingNestec S.A.

AB - ObjectiveToddlers and preschool children depend on caregivers to determine the timing of food intake and to make healthy choices on their behalf. Little is known about caregiver experiences, attitudes and perceptions towards the consumption of foods and beverages in-between meals by toddlers and preschool children (1-5 years) and how experiences, attitudes and perceptions may differ according to cultural practices.Design, Setting, and ParticipantsIn-depth, in-home interviews (n=17) were conducted with caregivers (14 = female, 3 = male, ages = 20-46y, low to high income) in Switzerland. The model, “Food Choice Process over the Life Course”, was used as a theoretical framework. The interviews explored experiences, attitudes and perceptions about the provision of foods and beverages to children (1-5y).AnalysisInterview transcripts underwent a thematic analysis and key themes were developed from the data.ResultsA key theme identified described the rules and routines about the consumption of calories from foods and/or beverages in-between meals. Toddlers and preschoolers were systematically fed at 10 a.m. and 4p.m. by all participants. However, when questioned specifically about snacking behavior, participants reported they did not engage in snacking.Conclusions and ImplicationsThe routine feeding of toddlers and preschoolers at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., by this group of caregivers, was not perceived as snacking. Snacking was described by participants to involve the consumption of specific food items such as candy, salty snacks and foods perceived as warranting restriction. Findings may have implications for collection of dietary intake data and for education of caregivers about the selection of healthy foods and beverages for consumption in-between meals.FundingNestec S.A.

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JF - Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

SN - 1499-4046

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Y2 - 30 July 2016 through 2 August 2016

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