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Cross-national differences in children food neophobia: a comparison of six European countries
University of Milan, Italien.
University of Milan, Italien.
ATZI, Spanien.
Nofima, Norge.
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2019 (English)In: 13th Pangborn Sensory Science Symposium, Edinburgh, 28 July - 1 August 2019, 2019Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Food neophobia(FN)has been extensively explored, especiallyin children. However, very few studies have compared this food behavior in children from different countries. Considering the clear differences between European countries in feeding practices and food consumption, it is important to deepen the understanding of cross-national differences in children FN.The aim of this study was to validate the Italian version of the Child Food Neophobia Questionnaire (Laureati et al., 2015) and compare FN in six European countries (Austria, Finland, Italy, Spain, Sweden andUK). Five hundred and seventy children (53.2% girls)aged 9-11 years were recruited from local schools and asked to complete the FN questionnaire, which was translated in every language. Parents(n=357) completed a food consumption frequency questionnaire for their child, and provided background information. Reliability of the tool was assessed through internal consistency, temporal stability and external validity. Total internal consistency was 0.72 (n=570). When calculated by country, internal consistency was satisfactory (Cronbach’s alpha≥0.70) for all countries except Austria, where the cohort also had low temporal stability .FN was negatively associated to fruit and vegetables consumption and to liking of hard and lumpy food texture. There were significant cross-national differences (Austria omitted) in FN with UK children being the most neophobic and significantly different from Italian children, who were the most neophilic. Results indicate that this version of the Child Food Neophobia Questionnaire can be successfully used in all the tested countries but it needs adaptation for Austrian children. The tool can be useful to target interventions aiming at changing food behaviors (reducingFN) among children. This cross-national study was conducted by members of the European Sensory Science Society (E3S) Children working group.

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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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Food, Nutrition and Dietetics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-390095OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-390095DiVA, id: diva2:1340359
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13th Pangborn Sensory Science Symposium
Available from: 2019-08-05 Created: 2019-08-05 Last updated: 2019-08-05

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