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Restricting access to foods and children's eating.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10336797     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study evaluated maternal restriction of children's access to snack foods as a predictor of children's intake of those foods when they were made freely available. In addition, child and parent eating-related "risk" factors were used to predict maternal reports of restricting access. Participants were 71, 3-to-5-year-old children (36 boys, 35 girls) and their parents. Children's snack food intake was measured immediately following a meal, in a setting offering free access to palatable snack foods. Child and maternal reports of restricting children's access to those snack foods were obtained. In addition, information on child and parent adiposity as well as parents' restrained and disinhibited eating was used to examine "risk" factors for restricting access. For girls only, child and maternal reports of restricting access predicted girls' snack food intake, with higher levels of restriction predicting higher levels of snack food intake. Maternal restriction, in turn, was predicted by children's adiposity. Additionally, parents' own restrained eating style predicted maternal restriction of girls' access to snack foods.
J O Fisher; L L Birch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Appetite     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0195-6663     ISO Abbreviation:  Appetite     Publication Date:  1999 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-07-20     Completed Date:  1999-07-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006808     Medline TA:  Appetite     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  405-19     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 1999 Academic Press.
Department of Nutrition, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child Behavior / psychology*
Child, Preschool
Feeding Behavior / psychology*
Food Preferences
Mother-Child Relations*
Nutritional Requirements
Obesity / psychology
Sex Factors

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