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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Eating Behavior Laboratory
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CNRC Research

The Children’s Eating Laboratory, located inside the Metabolic Research Unit, provides a controlled but child-friendly environment in which researchers can study the eating behaviors, food preferences, and eating interactions of infants, children, and their families.

The brightly decorated Eating Laboratory dining room contains height-adjustable tables and chairs and can be divided into two separate spaces using a floor to ceiling sound-insulated divider. An observation room adjacent to the dining room is equipped with a two-way mirror as well as devices for video and sound recording, editing, and analysis.


Last Modified: 6/28/2004