Children respond to food restriction by increasing food consumption

Katy Tapper
2017 Behavioral and Brain Sciences  
Consistent with the insurance hypothesis, research shows that when children experience restricted access to food, they display increased intake when restrictions are lifted. This effect appears more robust for girls compared to boys, and for children with lower levels of inhibitory control. The insurance hypothesis has potentially important implications for parental feeding practices.
doi:10.1017/s0140525x16001540 pmid:29342591 fatcat:nmfisf4lcjbindlwh2xzana42y