Lawrence D. Hammer

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  • THE DEVELOPMENT OF EATING BEHAVIOR IN CHILDHOOD PEDIATRIC CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA Hammer, L. D. 1992; 39 (3): 379-394

    Abstract:

    Eating behavior must be viewed as a complex phenomenon involving the coordination of motor, cognitive, social and emotional development, all under the regulation of both central and peripheral factors. Eating provides not only the necessary biologic substrate for human growth and normal physiologic function but is strongly involved in the full range of social interaction from the formation of the mother-infant relationship to later social interaction. Eating is associated with a variety of pleasurable and painful affective experiences. The pediatrician, working closely with the parents, can facilitate the development of healthy attitudes toward eating and healthy eating behaviors.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1992HU00400003

    View details for PubMedID 1574350

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