Social Sciences: Psychology
Recently, we investigated what sensory aspect of food affects its acceptance in children the most. Is it flavour, appearance, or texture? It turned out to be texture. Children really disliked their yogurt when it contained bits and pieces of fruit, but didn’t care if their yogurt was coloured bright green, or if it had an unusual lemony taste. We concluded that children prefer their food to have a smooth texture. However, I now have this nagging feeling we drew the wrong conclusion. Please help me to set the record straight on food texture, food acceptance, and children.