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 multiple phases. We are currently recruiting for phase 3, in which children play a game to earn time reading with a parent and/or completing an indoor nature walk activity with a parent, to determine how much children like these activities (or “alternative reinforcers”).

Participants will be asked to complete 1 study visit.

The study visit will be at the University at Buffalo, South Campus

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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
Children have not participated in a prior phase of the Read With Me Study
Disease Group Behavioral Research; Children's Health/Pediatrics
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