DIETARY GUIDELINES ADHERENCE AND HEALTHY BODY WEIGHT MAINTENANCE
Location: Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center
Title: Feeding practices correlated with authoritative parenting style and responsive feeding style scores
| Dickin, Katherine - |
| Hubbs-Tait, Laura - |
| Sigman-Grant, Madeline - |
| Mobley, Amy - |
Submitted to: Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Conference
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: November 14, 2011
Publication Date: March 29, 2012
Citation: Dickin, K.L., Hubbs-Tait, L., Sigman-Grant, M., Jahns, L.A., Mobley, A. 2012. Feeding practices correlated with authoritative parenting style and responsive feeding style scores. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Conference. 26:1011.14.
Study objective was to identify correlations of authoritative
parenting and responsive feeding styles with parental practices and
child behaviors previously found to protect children from or
increase risk of child obesity. Participants were 144 low-income
mothers of 3- to 5-year-old children (71 girls, 73 boys). Feeding
practices measures were Healthy Children Healthy Families
Behavior Checklist and Parental Overt and Covert Control.
Caregiver’s Feeding Style Questionnaire and Preschool Behavior
Questionnaire–Head Start measured feeding and parenting styles.
Authoritative parenting style continuous scores were correlated
with child active play, r = .252, p =.002, low frequency of child
drinking soda, r=.388, p<.001, and maternal covert control items.
Responsive feeding style scores were correlated with frequencies
of child eating fruit, r=.268, p = .004, vegetables, r=.215, p=.01,
and eating together with mother, r=.178, p=.03. Both authoritative
parenting and responsive feeding style scores were correlated with
low child screen time and fast food intake, p<.05. Results show
parenting and feeding styles are linked not only to similar but also to unique risk and protective behaviors and practices.