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ERIC Number: EJ927850
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
The ABCs of Family Mealtimes: Observational Lessons for Promoting Healthy Outcomes for Children with Persistent Asthma
Fiese, Barbara H.; Winter, Marcia A.; Botti, Joanna C.
Child Development, v82 n1 p133-145 Jan-Feb 2011
Family mealtimes have the potential to promote healthy child development. This observational study of 200 family mealtimes examined the relation between child health in a group of children (ages 5 to 12) with persistent asthma and 3 dimensions of mealtime interaction: Action, Behavior Control, and Communication. Percent time spent in Action and Positive Communication varied by asthma severity, child quality of life, and sociodemographic variables. Positive communication during mealtimes predicted child quality of life. Significant interactions between demographic variables and behavior control suggested that higher levels of behavior control affected child quality of life in the context of lower maternal education. Guidance is offered for practitioners and policy makers toward promoting healthy family mealtimes as a public health priority. (Contains 3 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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