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Sensitivity to reward and adolescents' unhealthy snacking and drinking behavior: the role of hedonic eating styles and availability

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Show simple item record De Cock, N. Van Lippevelde, W. Goossens, L. De Clercq, B. Vangeel, J. Lachat, C. Beullens, K. Huybregts, L. Vervoort, L. Eggermont, S. Maes, L. Braet, C. Deforche, B. Kolsteren, P. Van Camp, J. 2016-05-04T07:55:43Z 2016-05-04T07:55:43Z 2016
dc.identifier.issn 1479-5868
dc.identifier.other ITG-H14A
dc.identifier.other DPH
dc.identifier.other U-NCH
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dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND: Although previous research found a positive association between sensitivity to reward (SR) and adolescents' unhealthy snacking and drinking behavior, mechanisms explaining these associations remain to be explored. The present study will therefore examine whether the associations between SR and unhealthy snack and/or sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) intake are mediated by external and/or emotional eating and if this mediation is moderated by availability at home or at school. METHODS: Cross-sectional data on snacking, availability of snacks at home and at school, SR (BAS drive scale) and external and emotional eating (Dutch eating behavior questionnaire) of Flemish adolescents (n = 1104, mean age = 14.7 +/- 0.8 years; 51 % boys; 18.0 % overweight) in 20 schools spread across Flanders were collected. Moderated mediation analyses were conducted using generalized structural equation modeling in three steps: (1) direct association between SR and unhealthy snack or SSB intake, (2) mediation of either external or emotional eating and (3) interaction of home or school availability and emotional or external eating. RESULTS: Partial mediation of external eating (a*b = 0.69, p < 0.05) and of emotional eating (a*b = 0.92, p < 0.01) in the relation between SR and intake of unhealthy snacks was found (step 2). The relation between SR and SSB intake was not mediated by external or emotional eating (step 2). No moderation effects of home or school availability were found (step 3). CONCLUSION: Our findings indicate that the association between SR and the consumption of unhealthy snacks is partially explained by external and emotional eating in a population-based sample of adolescents irrespective of the home or school availability of these foods. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject Nutrition en_US
dc.subject Psychological aspects en_US
dc.subject Adolescents en_US
dc.subject Nutrition behavior en_US
dc.subject Food consumption en_US
dc.subject Food habits en_US
dc.subject Availability en_US
dc.subject Schools en_US
dc.subject Home-based en_US
dc.subject Belgium en_US
dc.subject Flanders en_US
dc.subject Europe, West en_US
dc.title Sensitivity to reward and adolescents' unhealthy snacking and drinking behavior: the role of hedonic eating styles and availability en_US
dc.type Article-E en_US
dc.citation.issue 17 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity en_US
dc.citation.volume 13 en_US
dc.citation.pages 1-11 en_US
dc.citation.jabbreviation Int J Behav Nutr Phys Activity en_US

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