Project

Explaining diet quality, water intake and beverage consumption in European preschool children

Duration
01 September 2016 → 31 December 2017
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Other chemical sciences
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Public health care
    • Public health sciences
    • Public health services
    • Nutrition and dietetics
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Food sciences and (bio)technology
Keywords
preschoolers ToyBox water intake diet quality
 
Project description

Given the important role of a healthy diet for the physical and mental growth of children, promoting a good diet quality should start early in life. Current dietary patterns in preschoolers are below recommendations. This study is one of the few to systematically analyze important determinants of preschoolers’ dietary quality, water and beverage consumption using both cross-sectional and intervention research.