Pre-exposure to high- versus low-caloric foods: effects on children’s subsequent fruit intake

Jennifer Coelho*, Karolien van den Akker, Chantal Nederkoorn, Anita Jansen

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The effects of pre-exposure to high- versus low-caloric foods on fruit intake were investigated. A total of 56 children participated in this study, and were randomly assigned to an exposure condition: high-caloric food, low-caloric food, or control. Children who were pre-exposed to a high-caloric food ate more fruit than did those pre-exposed to a low-caloric food. These findings suggest that pre-exposure to high-caloric foods stimulates subsequent intake, including intake of foods that were not previously exposed, while pre-exposure to low-caloric foods does not appear to arouse appetite. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-73
Number of pages3
JournalEating Behaviors
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012


  • Children
  • Exposure
  • Food cue
  • Intake

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