Manipulating fat content of familiar foods at test-meals does not affect intake and liking of these foods among children

Annemarie Olsen, Christopher van Belle, Karol Meyermann, Kathleen L. Keller

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Abstract

We investigated effects of manipulating fat content of familiar foods at two test-meals in 74, 4-6-year-old children. Liking, energy intake, and weight-based food intake were assessed for a meal consisting of macaroni and cheese, pudding, chocolate milk and regular milk in high-fat and low-fat versions. Liking ratings and consumption by weight did not differ between versions, but energy intake was 59% greater with the high-fat version. We conclude that manipulating fat content had little effect on liking and weight-based food intake, but markedly influenced overall energy intake, and thus might provide a means of lowering children's energy consumption.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)573-577
Number of pages5
JournalAppetite
Volume57
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychology(all)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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