Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


APPETItE (Appetite in Preschoolers: Producing Evidence for Tailoring Interventions Effectively)

Dr Clare Llewellyn is a co-investigator on this large, collaborative project, which aims to help support parents whose children are very focused on and motivated by food. The project will produce guidelines based on the findings that can be used to develop interventions. The 3-year project (2021-2024) incorporates a wide range of methodologies to answer the questions in this study, including behaviour genetics, longitudinal studies, experimental laboratory studies, qualitative methods, questionnaire measures, and measures which assess children's eating behaviours and parental feeding practices in varied settings in real time, and is funded by the ESRC. Dr Clare Llewellyn is leading a secondary data work package, using the Gemini twin cohort to establish the directional and longitudinal relationships between children's eating behaviour and parental feeding practices. https://www.aston.ac.uk/latest-news/psychologists-tackle-childhood-obesity-studying-avid-eating-behaviour