Protocol Information

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Title Using positive parent-child interactions as an alternative reinforcer to promote healthier eating among preschoolers
Description The study consist of 2 phases. The purpose of phase 1 is to test and refine a task that will be used to determine how appealing children find a favorite snack food, versus reading and interacting with a parent. Phase 2 will test strategies to engage a child in a shared-book reading activity with a parent. both phases aiming to promote positive parent-child interactions during shared book reading as an alternative to consuming excess snacks.

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Objective The purpose of this study is to promote positive, rewarding parent-child interactions, hypothesizing that these could function as a novel alternative reinforcer, decreasing the Relative Reinforcing Value (RRV) of food (i.e. childrens motivation to eat).

Keywords: children, behavioral, food reinforcing
Principal Investigator FRASCA, STEPHANIE
Age Group Both
Drugs Involved
Status Open
Key Eligibility Child is 4-5 years old
Parent/guardian is 18 years of age or older
Child is not diagnosed with a serious physical or mental health condition that precludes participation
Participants are English speakers
Disease Group Behavioral Research; Children's Health/Pediatrics