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Feeding styles and child weight status among recent immigrant mother-child dyads. by Jennie Kim. Introduction. Reason for choosing article Food habits strongly related to culture Increased interest in topic after coding videos for Dr. Boles. The source.

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feeding styles and child weight status among recent immigrant mother child dyads

Feeding styles and child weight status among recent immigrant mother-child dyads

by Jennie Kim

introduction
Introduction
  • Reason for choosing article
    • Food habits strongly related to culture
    • Increased interest in topic after coding videos for Dr. Boles
the source
The source
  • International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (IJBNPA)
    • Peer-reviewed online journal
    • Open access
    • Analyze behavioral aspects of diet and physical activity
    • Impact factor (IF) of 3.58
background
Background
  • Immigrant population rapidly growing in the United States
  • Acculturation and the “obesogenic” environment
  • Importance of parenting
  • Feeding styles andfeeding practices
background feeding styles
Background: feeding styles

Authoritative

Authoritarian

Indulgent

Uninvolved

background purpose
Background: purpose
  • Indulgent feeding style linked to greater risk for childhood obesity
  • Hypothesis
    • “We hypothesized that children of parents with a low demanding/high responsive style would be at greater risk for overweight and obesity compared to those with a high demanding/high responsive style.”
methods participants
Methods: participants
  • Baseline data (2009-2011) from Live Well
  • 383 mother-child dyads
  • Eligibility criteria
    • <10 years in the U.S.
    • Haitian, Latino, or Brazilian descent
    • 20-55 years of age
    • Not pregnant (or >6 months postpartum)
    • Has child between 3-12 years old
    • Lives in Greater Boston area
    • Willing to be randomized
methods participants1
Methods: participants
  • Informed consent obtained
    • Assent for children >7 years old
    • Written consent from caregiver for children <7 years
  • Measurement day at local school or non-profit organization
  • 9 children <3 years after being randomized
covariates
Covariates
  • Child birth date and gender
  • Maternal age, race/ethnicity, marital status, education, household size
  • Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D)
  • Perceived Stress Scale (PSS)
  • Lifestyle in U.S. vs. home country
statistical analysis
Statistical analysis
  • Use of median
    • Typical in dietary analysis
  • Descriptive statistics
  • Multiple linear regression
discussion
Discussion
  • Authoritarian and indulgent feeding styles are most common
  • Relationship with stress
  • Indulgent feeding style predictive of child weight status
  • Anti-immigrant feelings and actions during time of study
limitations
Limitations
  • Generalizability is limited due to focus on Brazilian, Haitian, and Lationo families
  • Cross-sectional study
  • Only some aspects of acculturation were captured
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