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Influence of mother's educational level on food parenting practices and food habits of young children.
Appetite. 2004 Aug; 43(1):93-103.A

Abstract

The main purpose of the present study is to examine whether differences in mothers' food parenting practices by educational level could explain differences in food consumption in Flemish preschool children. Three hundred and sixteen mothers of children aged 2.5-7 years, completed a self-administered questionnaire. Differences by educational level were found in children's and mothers' consumption frequencies of fruit, vegetables and soft drinks, and in the use of restrictions, verbal praise, negotiation, discouragement of sweets and restraining from negative modelling behaviour. Multiple logistic regression analyses revealed that mothers' consumption was an independent predictor for all four outcome variables; verbal praise was a significant predictor for children's vegetable consumption, permissiveness for regular consumption of soft drinks and sweets, and, using food as a reward for regular sweet consumption. Differences in children's food consumption by mothers' educational level were completely explained by mother's consumption and other food parenting practices for fruit and vegetables but not for soft drinks.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Public Health, Ghent University, University Hospital, Bloc A, 2nd floor, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Ghent, Belgium. carine.vereecken@ugent.beNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15262022

Citation

Vereecken, Carine A., et al. "Influence of Mother's Educational Level On Food Parenting Practices and Food Habits of Young Children." Appetite, vol. 43, no. 1, 2004, pp. 93-103.
Vereecken CA, Keukelier E, Maes L. Influence of mother's educational level on food parenting practices and food habits of young children. Appetite. 2004;43(1):93-103.
Vereecken, C. A., Keukelier, E., & Maes, L. (2004). Influence of mother's educational level on food parenting practices and food habits of young children. Appetite, 43(1), 93-103.
Vereecken CA, Keukelier E, Maes L. Influence of Mother's Educational Level On Food Parenting Practices and Food Habits of Young Children. Appetite. 2004;43(1):93-103. PubMed PMID: 15262022.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Influence of mother's educational level on food parenting practices and food habits of young children. AU - Vereecken,Carine A, AU - Keukelier,Els, AU - Maes,Lea, PY - 2003/08/20/received PY - 2004/02/23/revised PY - 2004/04/06/accepted PY - 2004/7/21/pubmed PY - 2005/3/9/medline PY - 2004/7/21/entrez SP - 93 EP - 103 JF - Appetite JO - Appetite VL - 43 IS - 1 N2 - The main purpose of the present study is to examine whether differences in mothers' food parenting practices by educational level could explain differences in food consumption in Flemish preschool children. Three hundred and sixteen mothers of children aged 2.5-7 years, completed a self-administered questionnaire. Differences by educational level were found in children's and mothers' consumption frequencies of fruit, vegetables and soft drinks, and in the use of restrictions, verbal praise, negotiation, discouragement of sweets and restraining from negative modelling behaviour. Multiple logistic regression analyses revealed that mothers' consumption was an independent predictor for all four outcome variables; verbal praise was a significant predictor for children's vegetable consumption, permissiveness for regular consumption of soft drinks and sweets, and, using food as a reward for regular sweet consumption. Differences in children's food consumption by mothers' educational level were completely explained by mother's consumption and other food parenting practices for fruit and vegetables but not for soft drinks. SN - 0195-6663 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15262022/Influence_of_mother's_educational_level_on_food_parenting_practices_and_food_habits_of_young_children_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0195666304000431 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -