Associations between parenting styles and children's fruit and vegetable intake

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Alsharairi, Naser A. and Somerset, Shawn M.. (2015). Associations between parenting styles and children's fruit and vegetable intake. Ecology of Food and Nutrition. 54(1), pp. 93-113. https://doi.org/10.1080/03670244.2014.953248
AuthorsAlsharairi, Naser A. and Somerset, Shawn M.
Abstract

This study investigated associations between children’s fruit and vegetable intake and their parents’ parenting style (i.e., authoritative: high warmth-high control; authoritarian: low warmth-high control; permissive: high warmth-low control; and disengaged: low warmth-low control). Data from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children K cohort, comprising approximately 5,000 children, were used for analyses in wave 1 (4–5 years), wave 2 (6–7 years), and wave 3 (8–9 years). Fruit and vegetable intake patterns were extracted through exploratory factor analysis. Boys with authoritarian mothers were found less likely to consume fruits and vegetables at 6–9 years. Children of both genders with authoritative and permissive fathers, and girls with authoritative mothers at 4–5 years were found most likely to consume fruits and vegetables two and four years later. Exploring possible mechanisms underlying such associations may lead to interventions aimed at increasing children’s consumption of fruits and vegetables.

Keywordschildren; cohort; cross-lagged correlation; crosssectional analysis; fruit and vegetable intake patterns; gender; parenting styles
Year2015
JournalEcology of Food and Nutrition
Journal citation54 (1), pp. 93-113
PublisherRoutledge
ISSN0367-0244
1543-5237
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/03670244.2014.953248
Scopus EID2-s2.0-84920655995
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