Teaching Young Children About Hunger and Fullness

  • Research Project

What We Do

Overweight and obesity are the result of positive energy balance. In this collaboration with Virginia Tech, we are teaching 5-year old children in Charlottesville and Blacksburg, VA the concepts of food intake regulation, i.e. feeling hunger versus feeling full (satiety).  We test the outcomes of our nutrition education program by assessing changes in food intake in relation to self-rated satiety.