Dietary associations of fathers and their children between the ages of 20 months and 5 years

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Walsh, Adam D., Cameron, Adrian J., Crawford, David, Hesketh, Kylie D. and Campbell, Karen J.. (2016). Dietary associations of fathers and their children between the ages of 20 months and 5 years. Public Health Nutrition. 19(11), pp. 2033-2039. https://doi.org/10.1017/S136898001600077X
AuthorsWalsh, Adam D., Cameron, Adrian J., Crawford, David, Hesketh, Kylie D. and Campbell, Karen J.
Abstract

Objective
To examine associations between dietary intakes of fathers and their children at child age 20 months, 3·5 years and 5 years, and to determine if fathers’ intake predicts change in children’s intake between 20 months and 3·5 and 5 years of age.

Design
The diets of fathers and their first-born children participating in the longitudinal Melbourne Infant Feeding Activity and Nutrition Trial (InFANT) Program were assessed using FFQ and three 24 h recalls, respectively.

Setting
Sixty-two pre-existing first-time parent groups were selected from fourteen local government areas within a 60 km radius of Deakin University Burwood, Victoria, Australia.

Subjects
Fathers and their first-born children at 20 months (n 317), 3·5 years (n 214) and 5 years of age (n 208).

Results
Positive associations were found between fathers’ and children’s intakes of fruit and sweet snacks at 20 months (P=0·001) and 5 years of age (P=0·012). Fathers’ intake at child age 20 months was associated with change in children’s intake for fruit, sweet snacks and sugar-sweetened beverages between child age 20 months and 3·5 years, and for sweet snacks and sugar-sweetened beverages between child age 20 months and 5 years (all P<0·05). After adjustment for maternal intake, fathers’ intake of sweet snacks remained a predictor of change in children’s sweet snack intake between 20 months and 3·5 years of age (P=0·03).

Conclusions
Associations between the dietary intakes of fathers and their children commence at a young age and continue through early childhood. Fathers should be included in future interventions aimed at improving children’s diets.

Keywordsfathers; diet; young children; sugar-sweetened beverages
Year2016
JournalPublic Health Nutrition
Journal citation19 (11), pp. 2033-2039
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISSN1368-9800
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1017/S136898001600077X
Scopus EID2-s2.0-84964323895
Research or scholarlyResearch
Page range2033-2039
FunderNational Health and Medical Research Council
Australian Research Council
National Heart Foundation of Australia
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Output statusPublished
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Online18 Apr 2016
Publication process dates
Accepted16 Mar 2016
Deposited22 Aug 2022
ARC Funded ResearchThis output has been funded, wholly or partially, under the Australian Research Council Act 2001
Grant ID425801
1008879
1013313
1041020
FT130100637
100370
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