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Parenting style and child-feeding behaviour in predicting children's weight status change in Taiwan.
Public Health Nutr. 2014 May; 17(5):970-8.PH

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

The prevalence of overweight and obesity among children is on the rise worldwide. Prior studies find that parents' child-feeding practices are associated with child weight status and the efficacy of specific parental child-feeding practices can be moderated by parenting styles. In the current longitudinal study, we examined the associations between child-feeding practices and weight status changes over 1 year among a sample of school-aged children in Taiwan.

DESIGN

In autumn 2008, a child-feeding questionnaire and parenting-style questionnaire were administered to parents of the second and fourth graders in an elementary school in Taiwan. The weight and height of the students were measured by a trained school nurse in 2008 and again in 2009.

SETTING

An elementary school in central Taiwan.

SUBJECTS

A total of 465 parent-child pairs were included in the analysis.

RESULTS

Using a gender- and age-adjusted BMI classification scheme issued by the Taiwan Department of Health, 29·2 % of the students were considered overweight at the 2009 measurement. Controlling for 2008 weight status revealed moderating effects of parenting style on the relationship between child-feeding practices and child weight status. Both authoritative and authoritarian mothers might monitor their children's dietary intake; however, the effectiveness of this practice was better, in terms of weight status control, among the authoritative mothers.

CONCLUSIONS

Findings suggest that parenting styles have a moderating effect on specific parental child-feeding practices. Parenting styles and parent's feeding practices could be an important focus for future public health interventions addressing the rising childhood obesity epidemic.

Authors+Show Affiliations

1 Department of Healthcare Administration, Asia University, 500 Lioufeng Road, Wufeng, Taichung 41354, Taiwan.2 Nutrition Program, CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College, City University of New York, New York, NY, USA.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23332023

Citation

Tung, Ho-Jui, and Ming-Chin Yeh. "Parenting Style and Child-feeding Behaviour in Predicting Children's Weight Status Change in Taiwan." Public Health Nutrition, vol. 17, no. 5, 2014, pp. 970-8.
Tung HJ, Yeh MC. Parenting style and child-feeding behaviour in predicting children's weight status change in Taiwan. Public Health Nutr. 2014;17(5):970-8.
Tung, H. J., & Yeh, M. C. (2014). Parenting style and child-feeding behaviour in predicting children's weight status change in Taiwan. Public Health Nutrition, 17(5), 970-8. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980012005502
Tung HJ, Yeh MC. Parenting Style and Child-feeding Behaviour in Predicting Children's Weight Status Change in Taiwan. Public Health Nutr. 2014;17(5):970-8. PubMed PMID: 23332023.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Parenting style and child-feeding behaviour in predicting children's weight status change in Taiwan. AU - Tung,Ho-Jui, AU - Yeh,Ming-Chin, Y1 - 2013/01/18/ PY - 2013/1/22/entrez PY - 2013/1/22/pubmed PY - 2015/1/27/medline SP - 970 EP - 8 JF - Public health nutrition JO - Public Health Nutr VL - 17 IS - 5 N2 - OBJECTIVE: The prevalence of overweight and obesity among children is on the rise worldwide. Prior studies find that parents' child-feeding practices are associated with child weight status and the efficacy of specific parental child-feeding practices can be moderated by parenting styles. In the current longitudinal study, we examined the associations between child-feeding practices and weight status changes over 1 year among a sample of school-aged children in Taiwan. DESIGN: In autumn 2008, a child-feeding questionnaire and parenting-style questionnaire were administered to parents of the second and fourth graders in an elementary school in Taiwan. The weight and height of the students were measured by a trained school nurse in 2008 and again in 2009. SETTING: An elementary school in central Taiwan. SUBJECTS: A total of 465 parent-child pairs were included in the analysis. RESULTS: Using a gender- and age-adjusted BMI classification scheme issued by the Taiwan Department of Health, 29·2 % of the students were considered overweight at the 2009 measurement. Controlling for 2008 weight status revealed moderating effects of parenting style on the relationship between child-feeding practices and child weight status. Both authoritative and authoritarian mothers might monitor their children's dietary intake; however, the effectiveness of this practice was better, in terms of weight status control, among the authoritative mothers. CONCLUSIONS: Findings suggest that parenting styles have a moderating effect on specific parental child-feeding practices. Parenting styles and parent's feeding practices could be an important focus for future public health interventions addressing the rising childhood obesity epidemic. SN - 1475-2727 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23332023/Parenting_style_and_child_feeding_behaviour_in_predicting_children's_weight_status_change_in_Taiwan_ L2 - https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/S1368980012005502/type/journal_article DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -