Stability and change in snack food likes and dislikes from 5 to 11 years

Brandi Y. Rollins, Eric Loken, Leann L. Birch

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Research on the development of snack food likes and dislikes from childhood to adolescence is limited. We investigated both the stability and the change in liking (i.e., " like" , " neither like nor dislike" , " dislike" ) and rank-order liking (i.e., liking one food more than others; e.g., " I like chocolate more than cookies" ) of snack foods from 5 to 11 years in non-Hispanic white girls. Liking of 10 palatable snack foods was assessed biennially. Girls' liking and rank-order liking of snack foods were modestly stable from age 5 to 11, and there was a tendency for initially disliked foods to become more liked.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)371-373
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Psychology
  • Nutrition and Dietetics


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