Maternal responses to difficult food request scenarios: Relationships with feeding style and child unhealthy snack intake.

Samantha Boots, Marika Tiggemann, Nadia Corsini

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Abstract

This study sought to identify parent-feeding behaviours in real-life difficult feeding situations through the use of a set of scenarios. These were then used to examine links between parent feeding and child snack intake. Mothers of children aged 2–7 years (n = 611) completed an online survey containing five snack food request scenarios, two commonly used parent-feeding scales (Restriction and Covert Control), and reported on their child’s snack intake. Results showed that parent-feeding styles (restrictive or covert) translated into specific behaviours in response to the scenarios. These parent behaviours predicted children’s intake of unhealthy snack food over and above the feeding style.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1732-1742
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Volume23
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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