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Paternal influences on children's weight gain : a systematic review

Fraser, Josephine, Skouteris, Helen, McCabe, Marita, Ricciardelli, Lina A., Milgrom, Jeanette and Baur, Louise A. 2011, Paternal influences on children's weight gain : a systematic review, Fathering, vol. 9, no. 3, Fall, pp. 252-267.

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Title Paternal influences on children's weight gain : a systematic review
Author(s) Fraser, Josephine
Skouteris, Helen
McCabe, Marita
Ricciardelli, Lina A.
Milgrom, Jeanette
Baur, Louise A.
Journal name Fathering
Volume number 9
Issue number 3
Season Fall
Start page 252
End page 267
Publisher Men's Studies Press
Place of publication Harriman, Tenn.
Publication date 2011
ISSN 1537-6680
Keyword(s) children
obesity
fathers
paternal influences
Summary Childhood overweight and obesity rates have continued to rise globally, reaching epidemic proportions. Children's dietary patterns evolve within the context of the family and there are a number of pathways through which parents may shape children's dietary practices, including parent nutritional knowledge the types of foods that are made available to children, parental modeling of particular eating behaviors, and parent child-feeding practices. Most research examining these predictors has been undertaken with mothers as the primary caregivers, while fathers have received markedly less attention. This paper is a review of the literature on paternal influences on preschool children's weight gain, overweight and obesity. The results of this review indicate that fathers do influence preschool children's weight gain, overweight and obesity status. However, methodological limitations in the existing studies make direct and meaningful comparisons across studies difficult. The review further highlights the fact that fathers have been neglected in childhood obesity research.
Language eng
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920501 Child Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2011, Men's Studies Press.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30040225

Document type: Journal Article
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