ERIC Number: ED486144
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan
Parenting Practices and Obesity in Low-Income African-American Preschoolers. Contractor and Cooperator Report No. 3
Powers, Scott W.
US Department of Agriculture
This study developed and administered a questionnaire to identify feeding practices among low-income African-American mothers and eating behaviors in their preschool children that are associated with childhood obesity. The findings do not appear to implicate feeding practices to childhood obesity in this sample of preschoolers. However, before concluding that feeding practices are not associated with childhood weight status, further research is needed to ensure that the constructs used accurately assess feeding practices in specific populations. Further research is also needed using a larger sample of overweight children to compare the findings with those among children of normal weight. [This report was prepared by the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center under a research grant with the Economic Research Service.]
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Authoring Institution: Economic Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.