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Does Presence of the Parent and Child in the Same Room Affect Food Self-Selection and Portion Size
Knight, Samantha D.

2008, MS, Kent State University, College of Education, Health, and Human Services / School of Family and Consumer Studies.
The purpose of this study was to determine if there are differences in the portion sizes of food self-selected by the same group of children and parents, in the presence of each other during one session and without the presence of each other during a second session. Weight classifications were determined for 18 children, 6 normal weight, and 12 overweight. Participants in the program were between the ages of 8 and 11 years old and were asked to have the same parent present for each session of the study. Children and parents were asked to eat the same meal of spaghetti and meatballs, salad, ice cream, and beverage on two different occasions. Significant interactions were found for parents influencing children’s food selection and portion size. Significant interactions were found for children influencing parent’s food selection and portion size.
Natalie Caine-Bish, PhD (Committee Chair)
Karen Gordon, PhD (Committee Member)
Barbara Scheule, PhD (Committee Member)

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