Why are adults giving food treats to children?
Project Reference: 02-2016
Commencement Date: February 2017
Project Duration: 15 months
A mixed and multiple methods approach will be taken to understand the nature of food treat behaviours among adults on the island of Ireland. The study will explore perspectives from a cross-section of society drawing on views of parents, grandparents, teachers, carers, sports and leisure trainers/facilitators who care for children, to identify their rationales for providing particular foods from behavioural, nutritional and emotional perspectives and the socio-environmental contexts in which these decisions are made.
Dr Celine Murrin, University College Dublin
Prof Barabara Livingstone, Ulster University
Dr John Kearney, Dublin Institute of Technology
Dr Kirsty Pourshahidi, Ulster University
Dr Robert Mooney, Amarach