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ERIC Number: EJ807943
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0017-8969
Improving Children's Problem Eating and Mealtime Behaviours: An Evaluative Study of a Single Session Parent Education Programme
Fraser, Kim; Wallis, Marianne; St. John, Winsome
Health Education Journal, v63 n3 p229-241 2004
Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of a "single session" group, early intervention, multidisciplinary, education programme (entitled the "Fun not Fuss with Food" group programme) designed to improve children's problem eating and mealtime behaviours. Design: A quasi-experimental time-series design incorporating data collection, twice before and twice following the intervention. Setting: A health district within the southeast region of Queensland, Australia. Method: Data were collected using the Children's Eating and Mealtime Behaviour Inventory-Revised (CEBI-R) and the Family Demographic Questionnaire. Results: Parents who attended the "Fun not Fuss with Food" group programme reported significant improvements in their child's problem eating and mealtime behaviours and reported reductions in parental concerns regarding their child's eating and mealtime behaviours. Conclusion: A single session, early intervention, group education programme for families with children with problem eating and mealtime behaviours is appropriate and effective. Therefore, early intervention group education programmes should be considered as a strategy for this client group. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia