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Association of Picky Eating with Weight and Height—The European Longitudinal Study of Pregnancy and Childhood (ELSPAC–CZ)

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Department of Pathological Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, 601 77 Brno, Czech Republic
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Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment (RECETOX), Masaryk University, 601 77 Brno, Czech Republic
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Department of Food Technology, Mendel University, 601 77 Brno, Czech Republic
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Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London WC1E6BT, UK
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Academic Editor: Josep A. Tur
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 444; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030444
Received: 19 December 2021 / Revised: 14 January 2022 / Accepted: 16 January 2022 / Published: 19 January 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Dietary Intake and Obesity in Youth)
Objective: This study aimed to evaluate whether preschool children identified as picky eaters showed differences in anthropometric characteristics (weight and height) from their non-picky peers at 15 years of age. Design: This study was performed among the cohort members of the EL- SPAC–CZ study, a longitudinal study of pregnancy and childhood. The analysis included 2068 children (997 girls and 1071 boys) followed between births and 15 years of age. Picky eaters were identified at 1.5, 3, and 5 years of age. Anthropometric characteristics were measured at 15 years of age (15 years). Results: Picky eaters (n = 346; 16.7%) had a lower weight and height than non-picky eaters (n = 1722; 83.3%) at 15 years. This difference in weight and height was maintained after controlling for sex of the child, birth weight, birth length, maternal education, family structure at 15 years, and maternal age at childbirth. The picky children were on average 2.3 kg lighter and 0.8 cm shorter than non- picky children at 15 years. Conclusions: Persistent picky eating in preschool children is related to lower weight and height at 15 years of age in ELSPAC–CZ study. View Full-Text
Keywords: picky eating; ELSPAC cohort; cohort study; Czech Republic picky eating; ELSPAC cohort; cohort study; Czech Republic
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Grulichova, M.; Kuruczova, D.; Svancara, J.; Pikhart, H.; Bienertova-Vasku, J. Association of Picky Eating with Weight and Height—The European Longitudinal Study of Pregnancy and Childhood (ELSPAC–CZ). Nutrients 2022, 14, 444. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030444

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Grulichova M, Kuruczova D, Svancara J, Pikhart H, Bienertova-Vasku J. Association of Picky Eating with Weight and Height—The European Longitudinal Study of Pregnancy and Childhood (ELSPAC–CZ). Nutrients. 2022; 14(3):444. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030444

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Grulichova, Marketa, Daniela Kuruczova, Jan Svancara, Hynek Pikhart, and Julie Bienertova-Vasku. 2022. "Association of Picky Eating with Weight and Height—The European Longitudinal Study of Pregnancy and Childhood (ELSPAC–CZ)" Nutrients 14, no. 3: 444. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030444

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