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Focus groups with working parents of school-aged children: what's needed to improve family meals?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21367663     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To conduct focus groups to identify parents' perceptions of barriers to family meals and elucidate ideas to guide the development of interventions to overcome barriers.
METHODS: Focus groups were conducted with a convenience sample of 27 working parents in urban community settings.
RESULTS: Parents reported enjoying the sharing/bonding at meals, but they reported limited time for meal preparation and frequent multi-tasking at mealtime. They wanted their children's help with meal preparation, but they were concerned about the time and "mess" involved. They were frustrated with the limited range of food items their children would eat. Preferred program ideas included feeding tips/recipes, meal planning/preparation, and changing food offerings.
CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS: Findings indicate a need for creative programs and professional nutrition guidance to facilitate family engagement in planning and cooking quick, healthful meals; development of skill building; and increasing healthful food consumption.
Authors:
Jayne A Fulkerson; Martha Y Kubik; Sarah Rydell; Kerri N Boutelle; Ann Garwick; Mary Story; Dianne Neumark-Sztainer; Bonnie Dudovitz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural     Date:  2011-03-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nutrition education and behavior     Volume:  43     ISSN:  1878-2620     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nutr Educ Behav     Publication Date:    2011 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-09     Completed Date:  2011-09-02     Revised Date:  2013-06-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101132622     Medline TA:  J Nutr Educ Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  189-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 Society for Nutrition Education. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
School of Nursing, University of Minnesota, 308 Harvard Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA. fulke001@umn.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Child
Family Relations*
Feeding Behavior* / psychology
Focus Groups
Food Habits
Health Education
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Parents / psychology*
Urban Population
Young Adult
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
R21 DK072997/DK/NIDDK NIH HHS; R21 DK072997-01/DK/NIDDK NIH HHS; R21-DK0072997/DK/NIDDK NIH HHS
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