Date of Award

12-1981

Degree Name

Specialist in Education

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Dr. Galen Alessi

Second Advisor

Dr. Neil Kent

Third Advisor

Dr. Paul Mountjoy

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access

Abstract

This study investigated the effects of serving less preferred foods (vegetables) prior to the noon meal on: (1) The amount of vegetables eaten. (2) The variety of different vegetables eaten. (3) The number of servings of vegetables was served under one of two conditions: (1) Alone, 10 minutes prior to the main meal. (2) With the main meal for the first 10 minutes. A third condition allowed for the children to request any one of the six vegetables as an addition to their main meal. The results indicated that more of the vegetables were eaten, in greater variety, when served prior to the meal. No carryover effect was observed when the vegetables were again served with the main meal. These results were discussed in terms of deprivation versus opportunity to eat other foods, nutrition education, and food preference research.

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