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"That's enough now!": A prospective study of the effects of maternal control on children's snack intake.
Appetite. 2018 07 01; 126:1-7.A

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate maternal feeding strategies as prospective predictors of young children's snack intake. Participants were 252 mothers of children aged 3-11 years old who completed questionnaire measures of parent feeding strategies (Restriction and Covert Control) and reported on their child's healthy and unhealthy snack intake at two time points separated by three years. Longitudinal regression models showed no prediction of healthy snack food intake. However, Time 1 parental restrictive feeding predicted greater unhealthy snack intake at Time 2, while Time 1 covert feeding strategies predicted lower unhealthy snack intake at Time 2. Structural equation modeling showed that these associations were independent of known covariates that influence children's snack intake (child and parent weight, education level and SES). The results provide longitudinal evidence for the negative impact of restrictive parent feeding strategies on children's snack intake and highlight the importance of dissuading parents from using this type of feeding control. Instead, parents should be encouraged to use more covert feeding strategies that are associated with less unhealthy snack intake over the longer term.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Psychology Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia. Electronic address: samantha.boots@flinders.edu.au.School of Psychology Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia.University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

29534989

Citation

Boots, Samantha B., et al. ""That's Enough Now!": a Prospective Study of the Effects of Maternal Control On Children's Snack Intake." Appetite, vol. 126, 2018, pp. 1-7.
Boots SB, Tiggemann M, Corsini N. "That's enough now!": A prospective study of the effects of maternal control on children's snack intake. Appetite. 2018;126:1-7.
Boots, S. B., Tiggemann, M., & Corsini, N. (2018). "That's enough now!": A prospective study of the effects of maternal control on children's snack intake. Appetite, 126, 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2018.03.008
Boots SB, Tiggemann M, Corsini N. "That's Enough Now!": a Prospective Study of the Effects of Maternal Control On Children's Snack Intake. Appetite. 2018 07 1;126:1-7. PubMed PMID: 29534989.
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TY - JOUR T1 - "That's enough now!": A prospective study of the effects of maternal control on children's snack intake. AU - Boots,Samantha B, AU - Tiggemann,Marika, AU - Corsini,Nadia, Y1 - 2018/03/10/ PY - 2017/11/08/received PY - 2018/03/08/revised PY - 2018/03/09/accepted PY - 2018/3/15/pubmed PY - 2019/8/1/medline PY - 2018/3/15/entrez KW - Children KW - Covert control KW - Feeding style KW - Restriction KW - Snack intake SP - 1 EP - 7 JF - Appetite JO - Appetite VL - 126 N2 - The aim of this study was to investigate maternal feeding strategies as prospective predictors of young children's snack intake. Participants were 252 mothers of children aged 3-11 years old who completed questionnaire measures of parent feeding strategies (Restriction and Covert Control) and reported on their child's healthy and unhealthy snack intake at two time points separated by three years. Longitudinal regression models showed no prediction of healthy snack food intake. However, Time 1 parental restrictive feeding predicted greater unhealthy snack intake at Time 2, while Time 1 covert feeding strategies predicted lower unhealthy snack intake at Time 2. Structural equation modeling showed that these associations were independent of known covariates that influence children's snack intake (child and parent weight, education level and SES). The results provide longitudinal evidence for the negative impact of restrictive parent feeding strategies on children's snack intake and highlight the importance of dissuading parents from using this type of feeding control. Instead, parents should be encouraged to use more covert feeding strategies that are associated with less unhealthy snack intake over the longer term. SN - 1095-8304 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/29534989/"That's_enough_now":_A_prospective_study_of_the_effects_of_maternal_control_on_children's_snack_intake_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0195-6663(17)31703-8 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -