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title = "Diet at age 10 and 13 years in children identified as picky eaters at age 3 years and in children who are persistent picky eaters in a longitudinal birth cohort study",
abstract = "Picky eating has been associated with lower intakes of some nutrients and foods during preschool ages, but there is little known about the longer-term diet. The aim of this study was to characterise the diets of children aged 10 and 13 years who had been identified as: (1) picky eaters at age 3 years (cross-sectional); and (2) picky eaters at 2–5.5 years old (longitudinal).Picky eating behaviour (PE) was identified in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) from parental/caregiver questionnaires. Dietary intake was assessed at age 3.5 years, and repeated at 10 and 13 years. For cross-sectional PE compared with non-PE there were differences at age 10 years that were similar to those at 3.5 years: lower intakes of protein (–5{\%}) and fibre (–7{\%}), and of meat (–15{\%}), fruit (–10{\%}) and vegetables (–33{\%}). At 13 years differences in vegetable (–23{\%}), fruit (–14{\%}) and meat (–8{\%}) intakes were evident. For longitudinal (persistent) PE, differences were more pronounced at each age.More effective strategies to help parents to widen the food choices of their children at early ages need to be developed, focusing particularly on vegetable and fruit intakes.",
keywords = "ALSPAC, Child, Food avoidance, Food neophobia, Fussy eater, Nutrition, Picky eater",
author = "Taylor, {Caroline M.} and Hays, {Nicholas P.} and Emmett, {Pauline M.}",
year = "2019",
month = "4",
day = "10",
doi = "10.3390/nu11040807",
language = "English",
volume = "11",
journal = "Nutrients",
issn = "2072-6643",
publisher = "MDPI AG",
number = "4",

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T1 - Diet at age 10 and 13 years in children identified as picky eaters at age 3 years and in children who are persistent picky eaters in a longitudinal birth cohort study

AU - Taylor, Caroline M.

AU - Hays, Nicholas P.

AU - Emmett, Pauline M.

PY - 2019/4/10

Y1 - 2019/4/10

N2 - Picky eating has been associated with lower intakes of some nutrients and foods during preschool ages, but there is little known about the longer-term diet. The aim of this study was to characterise the diets of children aged 10 and 13 years who had been identified as: (1) picky eaters at age 3 years (cross-sectional); and (2) picky eaters at 2–5.5 years old (longitudinal).Picky eating behaviour (PE) was identified in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) from parental/caregiver questionnaires. Dietary intake was assessed at age 3.5 years, and repeated at 10 and 13 years. For cross-sectional PE compared with non-PE there were differences at age 10 years that were similar to those at 3.5 years: lower intakes of protein (–5%) and fibre (–7%), and of meat (–15%), fruit (–10%) and vegetables (–33%). At 13 years differences in vegetable (–23%), fruit (–14%) and meat (–8%) intakes were evident. For longitudinal (persistent) PE, differences were more pronounced at each age.More effective strategies to help parents to widen the food choices of their children at early ages need to be developed, focusing particularly on vegetable and fruit intakes.

AB - Picky eating has been associated with lower intakes of some nutrients and foods during preschool ages, but there is little known about the longer-term diet. The aim of this study was to characterise the diets of children aged 10 and 13 years who had been identified as: (1) picky eaters at age 3 years (cross-sectional); and (2) picky eaters at 2–5.5 years old (longitudinal).Picky eating behaviour (PE) was identified in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) from parental/caregiver questionnaires. Dietary intake was assessed at age 3.5 years, and repeated at 10 and 13 years. For cross-sectional PE compared with non-PE there were differences at age 10 years that were similar to those at 3.5 years: lower intakes of protein (–5%) and fibre (–7%), and of meat (–15%), fruit (–10%) and vegetables (–33%). At 13 years differences in vegetable (–23%), fruit (–14%) and meat (–8%) intakes were evident. For longitudinal (persistent) PE, differences were more pronounced at each age.More effective strategies to help parents to widen the food choices of their children at early ages need to be developed, focusing particularly on vegetable and fruit intakes.

KW - ALSPAC

KW - Child

KW - Food avoidance

KW - Food neophobia

KW - Fussy eater

KW - Nutrition

KW - Picky eater

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U2 - 10.3390/nu11040807

DO - 10.3390/nu11040807

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VL - 11

JO - Nutrients

JF - Nutrients

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