Food parenting practices and child dietary behavior. Prospective relations and the moderating role of general parenting

E.F. Sleddens, S.P.J. Kremers, A. Stafleu, P.C. Dagnelie, N.K. de Vries, C. Thijs

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Abstract

Research on parenting practices has focused on individual behaviors failing to consider the context of their use, i.e., general parenting. examined the extent to which food parenting practices predict children's behavior (classified as unhealthy: snacking, sugar-sweetened beverage; healthy: water and fruit intake). Furthermore, we tested the moderating general parenting on this relationship. Within the KOALA Birth Cohort the Netherlands, questionnaire data were collected at 6 and 8 years (N = Correlations were computed to assess the association between food practices and general parenting (i.e., nurturance, behavioral control, coercive control, and overprotection). Linear regression models were assess whether food parenting practices predict dietary behavior. and emotional feeding, and pressure to eat were found to have undesirable child dietary behavior (increased unhealthy intake/decreased intake), whereas associations were in the desirable direction for covert encouragement and restriction. Moderation analyses were performed by interactions with general parenting. The associations of encouragement control with desirable child dietary behaviors were found to be stronger children who were reared in a positive parenting context. Future assess the influence of contextual parenting factors moderating the between food parenting and child dietary behavior as the basis for the development of more effective family-based interventions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-50
Number of pages9
JournalAppetite
Volume79
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2014

Keywords

  • General parenting
  • Food parenting practices
  • Child dietary behavior
  • BODY-MASS INDEX
  • FEEDING PRACTICES
  • DEVELOPMENTAL TRAJECTORIES
  • EATING BEHAVIOR
  • WEIGHT
  • OBESITY
  • STYLES
  • ASSOCIATIONS
  • CONSUMPTION
  • INTERVENTIONS

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