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Eat this, not that! Parental demographic correlates of food-related parenting practices.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23022556     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To understand how parents of adolescents attempt to regulate their children's eating behaviors, the prevalence of specific food-related parenting practices (restriction, pressure-to-eat) by sociodemographic characteristics (parent gender, race/ethnicity, education level, employment status, and household income) were examined within a population-based sample of parents (n=3709) of adolescents. Linear regression models were fit to estimate the association between parent sociodemographic characteristics and parental report of food restriction and pressure-to-eat. Overall, findings suggest that use of controlling food-related parenting practices, such as pressuring children to eat and restricting children's intake, is common among parents of adolescents, particularly among parents in racial/ethnic minority subgroups, parents with less than a high school education, and parents with a low household income. Results indicate that that social or cultural traditions, as well as parental access to economic resources, may contribute to a parent's decision to utilize specific food-related parenting practices. Given that previous research has found that restriction and pressure-to-eat food-related parenting practices can negatively impact children's current and future dietary intake, differences in use of these practices by sociodemographic characteristics may contribute, in part, to the disparities that exist in the prevalence of overweight and obesity among adolescents by their race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status.
Katie A Loth; Richard F MacLehose; Jayne A Fulkerson; Scott Crow; Dianne Neumark-Sztainer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-09-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Appetite     Volume:  60     ISSN:  1095-8304     ISO Abbreviation:  Appetite     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-30     Completed Date:  2013-05-09     Revised Date:  2014-01-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006808     Medline TA:  Appetite     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  140-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
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MeSH Terms
Body Mass Index
Choice Behavior*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Diet Surveys
Energy Intake
Food Habits / psychology*
Food Preferences / psychology*
Linear Models
Middle Aged
Obesity / epidemiology,  prevention & control
Overweight / epidemiology,  prevention & control
Parent-Child Relations
Social Environment
Socioeconomic Factors
Grant Support
Erratum In:
Appetite. 2013 Apr;63:146

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