The Nitty Gritty
Our Products Are Rooted in Science.
Like parents everywhere, we want our kids to be happy and healthy! And mealtime is no exception. Establishing a healthy relationship with food is critically important. As nutrition scientists, we also understand just how hard it is to help create healthy habits; there are so many factors working against you.
We wanted to change this. Our mission is to use science to design better products -- products that promote healthy habits instead of encouraging less healthy ones.
Here are some of the original research studies that directly inform our design.
- DeCosta et al. 2017. Changing children's eating behaviour - a review of experimental research. Appetite. 113: 327-357.
- Jansen et al. 2012. Children's eating behavior, feeding practices of parents and weight problems in early childhood: results from the population-based Generation R Study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 9:130 http://www.ijbnpa.org/content/9/1/130.
- Watterworth et al. 2017. Food parenting practices and their association with child nutrition risk status: comparing mothers and fathers. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. Jun;42(6):667-671. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2016-0572.
- Shi et al. 2017. Association between maternal nonresponsive feeding practice and child’s eating behavior and weight status: children aged 1 to 6 years. European Journal of Pediatrics. 176(12); 1603–1612.
- Thompson & Bentley. 2013. The critical period of infant feeding for the development of early disparities in obesity. Soc Sci Med. 97: doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.12.007.
- Saavedra et al. 2013. Lessons from the Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study in North America: What Children Eat, and Implications for Obesity Prevention. Ann Nutr Metab. Suppl 3:27–36. DOI: 10.1159/000351538.
- Savage et al. 2007. Parental Influence on Eating Behavior: Conception to Adolescence. J Law Med Ethics. 35(1): 22–34. doi:10.1111/j.1748-720X.2007.00111.x.