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Maternal educational level and preschool children's consumption of high-calorie snacks and sugar-containing beverages: mediation by the family food environment.
Prev Med. 2013 Nov; 57(5):607-12.PM

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To examine the associations between maternal educational level and preschoolers' consumption of high-calorie snacks and sugar-containing beverages, and to assess the mediating effects of variables relating to the family food environment.

METHODS

We analyzed data from 2814 native Dutch preschoolers enrolled in a birth cohort study in Rotterdam (the Netherlands), between 2002 and 2006. Logistic regression models were used to calculate odds ratios of snacking ≥ 2 times/day and consuming sugar-containing beverages ≥ 3 glasses/day for children of mothers with low, mid-low, and mid-high educational levels (reference group: high educational level), before and after adjustment for mediators.

RESULTS

Children of low and mid-low educated mothers were significantly more likely to consume excessive amounts of high-calorie snacks and sugar-containing beverages compared with children of high educated mothers, with the highest odds in children of low educated mothers (OR: 2.44; 95% CI: 1.84, 3.23 and OR: 2.46; 95% CI: 1.87, 3.24 respectively). Parental feeding practices, parental consumption of sugar-containing beverages, and children's television time partly explained these associations.

CONCLUSION

Maternal educational level is inversely related to preschoolers' consumption of high-calorie snacks and sugar-containing beverages. Targeting the family food environment may be an effective way of reducing educational inequalities in children's unhealthy dietary behaviors.

Authors+Show Affiliations

The Generation R Study Group, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Electronic address: a.wijtzes@erasmusmc.nl.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23988496

Citation

Wijtzes, Anne I., et al. "Maternal Educational Level and Preschool Children's Consumption of High-calorie Snacks and Sugar-containing Beverages: Mediation By the Family Food Environment." Preventive Medicine, vol. 57, no. 5, 2013, pp. 607-12.
Wijtzes AI, Jansen W, Jansen PW, et al. Maternal educational level and preschool children's consumption of high-calorie snacks and sugar-containing beverages: mediation by the family food environment. Prev Med. 2013;57(5):607-12.
Wijtzes, A. I., Jansen, W., Jansen, P. W., Jaddoe, V. W., Hofman, A., & Raat, H. (2013). Maternal educational level and preschool children's consumption of high-calorie snacks and sugar-containing beverages: mediation by the family food environment. Preventive Medicine, 57(5), 607-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2013.08.014
Wijtzes AI, et al. Maternal Educational Level and Preschool Children's Consumption of High-calorie Snacks and Sugar-containing Beverages: Mediation By the Family Food Environment. Prev Med. 2013;57(5):607-12. PubMed PMID: 23988496.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Maternal educational level and preschool children's consumption of high-calorie snacks and sugar-containing beverages: mediation by the family food environment. AU - Wijtzes,Anne I, AU - Jansen,Wilma, AU - Jansen,Pauline W, AU - Jaddoe,Vincent W V, AU - Hofman,Albert, AU - Raat,Hein, Y1 - 2013/08/27/ PY - 2013/04/22/received PY - 2013/07/04/revised PY - 2013/08/12/accepted PY - 2013/8/31/entrez PY - 2013/8/31/pubmed PY - 2014/6/13/medline KW - Beverage KW - Education KW - Preschool KW - Snack KW - Socioeconomic SP - 607 EP - 12 JF - Preventive medicine JO - Prev Med VL - 57 IS - 5 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To examine the associations between maternal educational level and preschoolers' consumption of high-calorie snacks and sugar-containing beverages, and to assess the mediating effects of variables relating to the family food environment. METHODS: We analyzed data from 2814 native Dutch preschoolers enrolled in a birth cohort study in Rotterdam (the Netherlands), between 2002 and 2006. Logistic regression models were used to calculate odds ratios of snacking ≥ 2 times/day and consuming sugar-containing beverages ≥ 3 glasses/day for children of mothers with low, mid-low, and mid-high educational levels (reference group: high educational level), before and after adjustment for mediators. RESULTS: Children of low and mid-low educated mothers were significantly more likely to consume excessive amounts of high-calorie snacks and sugar-containing beverages compared with children of high educated mothers, with the highest odds in children of low educated mothers (OR: 2.44; 95% CI: 1.84, 3.23 and OR: 2.46; 95% CI: 1.87, 3.24 respectively). Parental feeding practices, parental consumption of sugar-containing beverages, and children's television time partly explained these associations. CONCLUSION: Maternal educational level is inversely related to preschoolers' consumption of high-calorie snacks and sugar-containing beverages. Targeting the family food environment may be an effective way of reducing educational inequalities in children's unhealthy dietary behaviors. SN - 1096-0260 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23988496/Maternal_educational_level_and_preschool_children's_consumption_of_high_calorie_snacks_and_sugar_containing_beverages:_mediation_by_the_family_food_environment_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0091-7435(13)00306-X DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -