Enjoyment Of Tactile Play Is Associated With Lower Food Neophobia In Preschool Children

elen Coulthard, Phd; Dipti Thakker, MSc

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Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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This study looks at the relationship between fear of new foods, tactile play, consumption of fruits and vegetables. The study found that children who enjoy tactile play show a lower incidence of fear of new foods. The study found that tactile processing has a strong influence on the variety of foods that a child consumes. However other factors influence whether a child will consume the total amount of fruits and vegetables that are recommended, please read further into this article for more...

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