Kids, Storytime, and Healthy Eating Habits: An Exploration in the Use of Children’s Literature to Increase Desire for Healthy Foods
Researchers: Annie Alquist, Kari Allen-Hammer, Stephanie Shelburne
Brief Description: Childhood obesity and other nutrition related illnesses are rapidly reaching epidemic proportions. Recent studies indicate that using sensory based language for food education, increases healthy food choices in young children.
This study hopes to contribute to the growing body of evidence-based literature intended to improve healthy eating and nutritional food choices in at risk children.
This purpose of this study is to explore the effects of using children’s literature and engaged storytelling to increase multidimensional experience of food and eating habits.
This study will take place at designated learning institutions and environments.