Location: Children's Nutrition Research CenterTitle: Food parenting measurement issues: Working group consensus report
|HUGHES, SHERYL - Children'S Nutrition Research Center (CNRC)|
|FRANKEL, LESLIE - Children'S Nutrition Research Center (CNRC)|
|BELTRAN, ALICIA - Children'S Nutrition Research Center (CNRC)|
|HODGES, ERIC - University Of North Carolina|
|HOERR, SHARON - Michigan State University|
|LUMENG, JULIE - University Of Michigan Medical School|
|TOVAR, ALISON - University Of Rhode Island|
|KREMERS, STEF - Maastricht University|
Submitted to: Childhood Obesity
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/25/2013
Publication Date: 8/12/2013
Citation: Hughes, S.O., Frankel, L.A., Beltran, A., Hodges, E., Hoerr, S., Lumeng, J., Tovar, A., Kremers, S. 2013. Food parenting measurement issues: Working group consensus report. Childhood Obesity. 9:s95-s102.
Technical Abstract: Childhood obesity is a growing problem. As more researchers become involved in the study of parenting influences on childhood obesity, there appears to be a lack of agreement regarding the most important parenting constructs of interest, definitions of those constructs, and measurement of those constructs in a consistent manner across studies. This article aims to summarize findings from a working group that convened specifically to discuss measurement issues related to parental influences on childhood obesity. Six subgroups were formed to address key measurement issues. In the creation of new measures, it is important to consider cultural sensitivity and context-specific food parenting domains. Moderating variables such as child temperament and child food preferences should be considered in models.