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PMID:  20840710     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: To examine whether and how toddlers' vegetable and fruit consumption is associated with maternal vegetable and fruit consumption, mothers' perceptions of toddlers as "picky eaters," maternal efficacy, and sociodemographic characteristics of the family.
DESIGN AND SAMPLE: A cross-sectional survey. One hundred and ninety-nine African American and 200 Non-Hispanic White low-income, mother-toddler dyads enrolled in 8 Early Head Start programs in a Midwestern state.
MEASURES: Mothers completed the Feeding Self-Efficacy Scale, Toddler-Parent Mealtime Behavior Questionnaire, and Mothers' and Toddlers' Food Frequency Questionnaires. Data were analyzed using linear and logistic regression models.
RESULTS: Toddlers were less likely to consume vegetables 4 or more times a week if their mothers: viewed them as "picky eaters" (OR: 2.5), did not consume vegetables 4 or more times a week themselves (OR: 10.1), and were African American (OR: 2.2). Toddlers were less likely to consume fruits 4 or more times a week if their mothers: viewed them as "picky eaters" (OR: 1.6) and did not consume fruit 4 or more times a week (OR: 9.9) themselves.
CONCLUSIONS: Health professionals need to consider mothers' own consumption of fruits and vegetables when developing strategies to increase toddler consumption of fruits and vegetables.
Mildred A Horodynski; Manfred Stommel; Holly Brophy-Herb; Yan Xie; Lorraine Weatherspoon
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Public health nursing (Boston, Mass.)     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1525-1446     ISO Abbreviation:  Public Health Nurs     Publication Date:    2010 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-15     Completed Date:  2011-06-23     Revised Date:  2011-08-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501498     Medline TA:  Public Health Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  408-17     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
College of Nursing, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA.
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MeSH Terms
African Americans / statistics & numerical data*
Child, Preschool
Cross-Sectional Studies
European Continental Ancestry Group / statistics & numerical data*
Food Habits / psychology*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Interview, Psychological
Linear Models
Logistic Models
Nutrition Surveys
Odds Ratio
Poverty / psychology,  statistics & numerical data*
Risk Factors
Self Efficacy*
Social Perception*
United States

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