20 Dec, 2014
Kids Who Know Food Brands Better, Weigh More
Bitescience | 19 December 2014
A study in Appetite shows that children with better knowledge about food brands are more likely to be overweight. Exercising is not enough to reduce the link between brand knowledge and weight.
Are TV viewing and food brand knowledge related to children’s weight status? And does exercise reduce this relationship?
Study 1: 69 3- to 5-year-olds and a parent (mean age: 5 years old; 49% boys). Most parents were female (90% mothers; mean age: 33 years old)
Study 2: 75 children 3- to 6-year-olds and a parent (mean age: 5 years old; 53% boys). Most parents were female (93% mothers; mean age: 32 years old)