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The influence of parental practices on child promotive and preventive food consumption behaviors: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, April 2017
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Title
The influence of parental practices on child promotive and preventive food consumption behaviors: a systematic review and meta-analysis
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International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, April 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12966-017-0501-3
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Authors

Andrew Z. H. Yee, May O. Lwin, Shirley S. Ho

Abstract

The family is an important social context where children learn and adopt eating behaviors. Specifically, parents play the role of health promoters, role models, and educators in the lives of children, influencing their food cognitions and choices. This study attempts to systematically review empirical studies examining the influence of parents on child food consumption behavior in two contexts: one promotive in nature (e.g., healthy food), and the other preventive in nature (e.g., unhealthy food). From a total of 6,448 titles extracted from Web of Science, ERIC, PsycINFO and PubMED, seventy eight studies met the inclusion criteria for a systematic review, while thirty seven articles contained requisite statistical information for meta-analysis. The parental variables extracted include active guidance/education, restrictive guidance/rule-making, availability, accessibility, modeling, pressure to eat, rewarding food consumption, rewarding with verbal praise, and using food as reward. The food consumption behaviors examined include fruits and vegetables consumption, sugar-sweetened beverages, and snack consumption. Results indicate that availability (Healthy: r = .24, p < .001; Unhealthy: r = .34, p < .001) and parental modeling effects (Healthy: r = .32, p < .001; Unhealthy: r = .35, p < .001) show the strongest associations with both healthy and unhealthy food consumption. In addition, the efficacy of some parenting practices might be dependent on the food consumption context and the age of the child. For healthy foods, active guidance/education might be more effective (r = .15, p < .001). For unhealthy foods, restrictive guidance/rule-making might be more effective (r = -.11, p < .01). For children 7 and older, restrictive guidance/rule-making could be more effective in preventing unhealthy eating (r = - .20, p < .05). For children 6 and younger, rewarding with verbal praise can be more effective in promoting healthy eating (r = .26, p < .001) and in preventing unhealthy eating (r = - .08, p < .01). This study illustrates that a number of parental behaviors are strong correlates of child food consumption behavior. More importantly, this study highlights 3 main areas in parental influence of child food consumption that are understudied: (1) active guidance/education, (2) psychosocial mediators, and (3) moderating influence of general parenting styles.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 <1%
Unknown 677 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 119 18%
Student > Bachelor 106 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 65 10%
Researcher 57 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 35 5%
Other 106 16%
Unknown 190 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 153 23%
Medicine and Dentistry 93 14%
Social Sciences 53 8%
Psychology 49 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 27 4%
Other 77 11%
Unknown 226 33%

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