Young children accurately compensate for energy-dense preloads consumed before test meals. The accuracy of compensation seems to deteriorate as a function of age. The hypothesis that accurate energy compensation varies by age, body mass index, and individual characteristics of children and their mothers was tested. Energy intake (EI) from a test meal was measured in 74 children aged 6–9 y 90 min after the ingestion of no-energy (NE), low-energy (LE), or high-energy (HE) preload snacks. The NE preload consisted of 250 mL water, the LE preload consisted of a 56-g muffin + a 250-mL orange drink (783 kJ), and the HE preload consisted of a 56-g muffin + a 250-mL orange drink (1628 kJ).
|Journal||American Journal of Clinical Nutrition|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Aug 2005|
- eating behavior
- energy compensation
- food intake