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ERIC Number: EJ971769
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1499-4046
Examining Multiple Parenting Behaviors on Young Children's Dietary Fat Consumption
Eisenberg, Christina M.; Ayala, Guadalupe X.; Crespo, Noe C.; Lopez, Nanette V.; Zive, Michelle Murphy; Corder, Kirsten; Wood, Christine; Elder, John P.
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, v44 n4 p302-309 Jul-Aug 2012
Objective: To understand the association between parenting and children's dietary fat consumption, this study tested a comprehensive model of parenting that included parent household rules, parent modeling of rules, parent mediated behaviors, and parent support. Design: Cross-sectional. Setting: Baseline data from the "MOVE/me Muevo" project, a recreation site-based obesity prevention and control intervention trial. Participants: Five hundred forty-one parents of children between the ages of 5 and 8 years and living in San Diego County. Main Outcome Measure: Children's fat consumption based on parent report using a short food frequency questionnaire. Analysis: A hierarchical linear regression was conducted. In exploratory analyses, a stepwise backward elimination approach was used. Results: Children's fat consumption was positively associated with parent household rules (P less than 0.01) and negatively associated with parent modeling of rules (P less than 0.01). Conclusions and Implications: Controlling parenting behaviors, such as rule setting, are associated with more frequent fat consumption, whereas role modeling healthful behaviors is associated with less frequent fat consumption. Changing parenting behaviors with regard to how they feed their children is a logical avenue for improving eating behaviors. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California