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Developing children's food products

Edited by D Kilcast, F Angus 
Woodhead Publishing  February 2011  



Hardback  264 pp  ISBN 9781845694319      £125.00
  • covers topical issues in pre-adult nutrition and health, discussing diet and behaviour and growing health problems such as childhood obesity and food allergies
  • reviews children's food choices, addressing food promotion and food choice in children and strategies that can be used to improve children's food choices
  • considers the design of food and drink products for children, with an emphasis on working with children and how best to undertake testing

The development of food and drink products for children and adolescents represents an expanding market sector, which has received little attention in the existing literature. In recognition of increasing concerns regarding diet and nutrition in children and their potential impact on nutrition-related health issues in later life, this book covers three broad aspects relating to developing children's food products, nutrition and health, children's food choices, and the design and testing of food and drink products for children.

Part one covers topical issues in pre-adult nutrition and health, such as nutritional requirements, fluid intake needs, diet and behaviour and growing 20th century health problems such as childhood obesity and food allergies. Part two then focuses on children's food choices, addressing food promotion and food choice in children and strategies that can be used to improve children's food choices both inside and outside of the home. Finally, part three considers the design of food and drink products for children, with an emphasis on working with children and adolescents to design food and drink products, and how best to undertake consumer and sensory testing with children.

Developing children's food products is a valuable resource for both academics and food industry professionals, offering particular assistance to product developers working within the competitive children's market. Contents

PART 1 PRE-ADULT NUTRITION AND HEALTH

Children's dietary needs: nutrients, interactions and their role in health L R Marotz, University of Kansas, USA -
Introduction - Children's basic nutrient requirements: an overview of macro- and micronutrients - Determinants of adequate nutrient intake in children - Developmental considerations in children's dietary needs - Children's dietary quality and its impact on well-being - Implications of children's nutrient requirements for the food industry, healthcare professionals and policy makers - Future trends - Sources of further information and advice - References

Fluids and children's health R Muckelbauer, L Libuda and M Kersting, University of Bonn, Germany -
Introduction - Typical beverage intake in children: data and trends from Germany - Implications of typical beverage intake in children for food industry, healthcare professionals and policy makers - Future trends - Sources of further information and advice - References

Childhood obesity: the contribution of diet G Rodríguez, J Fernández, L A Moreno, University of Zaragoza, Spain -
Introduction - Trends in childhood obesity - Impact of childhood obesity on children's health and later life - Implications of childhood obesity for the food industry, healthcare professionals and policy makers - Future trends - References

Diet, behaviour and cognition in children D Benton, University of Swansea, UK -
Introduction - Essential fatty acids in children's diets - Vitamins and minerals in children's diets - Behavioral problems in children resulting from diet - The nature of meals and their impact on diet, behaviour and cognition in children - The impact of hydration on diet, behaviour and cognition in children - Implications of trends in children's diet, behaviour and cognition for the food industry, healthcare professionals and policy makers - Future trends - Sources of further information and advice - References

Food allergies and intolerances in children H Mackenzie and T Dean, University of Portsmouth, UK -
Introduction - What are food allergies and intolerances? - Prevalence of food allergies and intolerances in children - Impact of food allergies and intolerances on children's health and quality of life - Role of foods in the development and management of allergies and intolerances - Implications of food allergies and intolerances in children for the food industry, healthcare professionals and policy makers - Future trends - Sources of further information and advice - References

PART 2 CHILDREN'S FOOD CHOICES

Food promotion and food choice in children E J Boyland and J C G Halford, University of Liverpool, UK -
Introduction to food promotion aimed at children - The extent and nature of food promotion to children - The effect of food promotion to children - Implications for the food industry, healthcare professionals and policy makers: regulation of food marketing activity - Summary - References

Increasing children's food choices: strategies based upon research and practice K E Williams, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, USA -
Introduction - The role of exposure in the development of taste pReferences

in children - Modifying foods to improve their acceptance and consumption by children - Reinforcement-based interventions used for increasing acceptance of novel foods in children - Family influences on children's food choices - Conclusion - References

School-based interventions to improve food choices: The Kid's Choice Program H M Hendy, Penn State University, USA -
Introduction - School-based intervention program to improve food choices in children: components suggested by theory and past research - Focused review of school-based interventions to improve children's food choices: The Kid's Choice Program - References

PART 3 DESIGN OF FOOD AND DRINK PRODUCTS FOR CHILDREN

Consumer testing of food products using children R Popper and J J Kroll, Peryam and Kroll Research Corporation, USA -
Introduction - Sensory perception: sensitivity and perceived intensity - The origin of food pReferences

- Difference between children and adults in food pReferences

- Research methods for consumer testing of food products in children - Hedonic testing with children - Use of intensity and just-about-right scales - Future trends - Sources of further information and advice - References

Case studies of consumer testing of food products using children N J Patterson and C J M Beeren, Leatherhead Food Research, UK -
Introduction - Case study 1, consumer research under standardized conditions - Case study 2, consumer research using children at school - Conclusions - References

Working with children and adolescents for food product development B Urbick, Consumer Knowledge Centre, UK
- Planning and creating for the future: why consumer and industry demands will require us to unleash the power of genuine consumer connectedness in new product development - Setting the scene: understanding the importance of a holistic approach to building brands and products, particularly for young customers - Ages and stages: the importance to new product development for kids of understanding basic child development. A brief review of key underlying drivers, including neophobia, and how these can be best utilized in connecting kids to the product development process - Implications for testing: some thoughts on taking sensory evaluation and other aspects of product testing to the next level with kids - Sources of further information and advice

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