Online public lecture by Claire Farrow, Professor of Children’s Eating Behaviour Research in the College of Health and Life Sciences at Aston University.
The foods that children like (or don’t like) to eat are determined by a multitude of factors; this lecture will explore how children’s social and psychological experiences with foods can shape their food preferences and eating behaviours.
Professor Farrow will also explore the important role of family mealtimes beyond their impact on eating; specifically the role that shared mealtimes have for shaping other aspects of behaviour and development in children.
Claire is a Professor of Children’s Eating Behaviour and Director of the Applied Health Research Group at Aston University. She is a founding committee member of the Midlands Universities’ Child and Infant Eating Studies Group and has published over 100 papers in the field of paediatric eating behaviour.
She presents her work regularly at international conferences and public outreach events such a Pint of Science and Big Bang and has contributed to the development of several resources for families and health care professionals to support healthy child diet, including the Child Feeding Guide.