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Food patterns and mealtime behaviors in low-income mothers and toddlers.
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PMID:  23384063     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Maternal and/or child-feeding behaviors and food choices may be important contributors to childhood obesity. We aimed to compare food patterns and mealtime behaviors and to determine predictors of frequent intake of nutrient-dense and energy-dense foods of low-income African American (AA; n = 199) and non-Hispanic White (NHW; n = 200) mother-toddlers dyads using a cross-sectional study. Energy-dense foods were consumed frequently by AA than NHW mother-toddler dyads. Mealtime TV watching for AA and being single for NHW mothers predicted toddlers' frequency of nutrient-dense food intake. These findings have implications for culturally relevant interventions aimed at obesigenic food behavior in low-income parents of toddlers.
Authors:
Lorraine J Weatherspoon; Sumathi Venkatesh; Mildred A Horodynski; Manfred Stommel; Holly E Brophy-Herb
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of community health nursing     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1532-7655     ISO Abbreviation:  J Community Health Nurs     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8411341     Medline TA:  J Community Health Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-15     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Affiliation:
a Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition, Michigan State University , Lansing , Michigan.
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