Maternal predictors of preschool child-eating behaviours, food intake and body mass index : a prospective study

McPhie, Skye, Skouteris, Helen, Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Matthew, McCabe, Marita, Ricciardelli, Lina A., Milgrom, Jeanette, Baur, Louise A. and Dell'Aquila, Daniela 2012, Maternal predictors of preschool child-eating behaviours, food intake and body mass index : a prospective study, Early child development and care, vol. 182, no. 8, Special Issue : Parental influences of childhood obesity, pp. 999-1014.

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Title Maternal predictors of preschool child-eating behaviours, food intake and body mass index : a prospective study
Author(s) McPhie, Skye
Skouteris, Helen
Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Matthew
McCabe, Marita
Ricciardelli, Lina A.
Milgrom, Jeanette
Baur, Louise A.
Dell'Aquila, Daniela
Journal name Early child development and care
Volume number 182
Issue number 8
Season Special Issue : Parental influences of childhood obesity
Start page 999
End page 1014
Total pages 16
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2012-08
ISSN 0300-4430
1476-8275
Keyword(s) preschool
food
obesity
eating
weight
Summary This study extends McPhie et al. (2011)'s [Maternal correlates of preschool child eating behaviours and body mass index: A cross-sectional study. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, Early Online, 1–5.] McPhie et al. (2011)’s cross-sectional research, by prospectively evaluating maternal child-feeding practices, parenting style and mother–child interactions as predictors of child-eating behaviours, food habits and weight. A sample of 117 mothers of preschoolers (63 girls, 54 boys) participated at two time-points, Time 1 (T1) and Time 2 (T2), 12 months apart. Results from the two path models revealed maternal pressure to eat at T1 positively predicted change in child enjoyment of food. Maternal warmth at T1 negatively predicted child unhealthy food habits at T2. At T1, family income and maternal control negatively predicted change in child body mass index z-scores (BMIz); maternal pressure to eat at T1 also positively predicted change in child BMIz. There were significant results specific to each model. Both final path models provided an adequate fit. Our findings suggest childhood obesity is predicted by a complex interplay of demographic, maternal and child variables.
Language eng
Field of Research 170113 Social and Community Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 920501 Child Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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