Consequences of Belonging to the 'Clean Plate Club'

Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine 162.10 (2008): 994-995

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Brian Wansink

Retired

Collin R. Payne

New Mexico State University

Carolina Werle

Grenoble Ecole de Management

Date Written: October 1, 2008

Abstract

How does encouraging a child to “clean” his or her plate influence eating behavior away from home? Parents who insist that their child clean his or her plate may be asserting excess control that could backfire if it inhibits the development of their child’s self-control around food. If this is true, children who have been conditioned to clean their plate may end up requesting more food when excess controls do not exist, such as when they are away from home.

Suggested Citation

Wansink, Brian and Payne, Collin R. and Werle, Carolina, Consequences of Belonging to the 'Clean Plate Club' (October 1, 2008). Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine 162.10 (2008): 994-995, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2474282

Brian Wansink (Contact Author)

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Collin R. Payne

New Mexico State University ( email )

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Carolina Werle

Grenoble Ecole de Management ( email )

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Grenoble, Cedex 01 38000
France

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