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Family Influence on Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Among Rural, Low-Income, Preschool Children: A Preliminary Investigation of Factors Associated with Obesity

Braun, Bonnie and Anderson, Elaine and Zoumenou, Virginie (2009) Family Influence on Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Among Rural, Low-Income, Preschool Children: A Preliminary Investigation of Factors Associated with Obesity. UNSPECIFIED.

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    Abstract

    Children raised in families with low incomes and educational levels are at-risk of food insecurity and inadequate dietary intake, particularly consumption of fruits and vegetables which is often associated with increased risk of obesity. Family Influence on Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Among Rural, Low-Income Preschool Children: A Preliminary Investigation of Factors Associated with Obesity focused on the influence of both mothers and grandmothers on the food intake of young children—a phenomena not extensively found in nutrition literature yet called for at the April, 2008 NIH Conference on Decision Making in Eating Behavior: Integrating Perspectives from the Individual, Family, and Environment Meeting. This project was designed to provide preliminary data regarding similarities and differences in nutrition-related predictors: socio-economic status, food security, access to food outlets, attitudes and behaviors. Resources, feeding practices, and personal dietary habits of 62 rural low-income mothers and grandmothers were determined. Implications for future research and programmatic initiatives are noted. This project also tested instrumentation and data collection methodologies for utility in a future, more extensive, study of intergenerational family factors affecting obesity among the targeted population. A grant proposal was submitted to USDA for funds through the National Research Initiative.


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    Item Type: Other
    Uncontrolled Keywords: socio-economic status, food security, access to food outlets, Preschool Children, Obesity
    Subjects: Health > Health Equity > Access To Healthy Foods
    Health > Nutrition
    Health > Prenatal & Pediatric Health
    Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Obesity
    Research > studies
    Research > methodologies
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    Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2011
    Last Modified: 11 May 2011 12:35
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/1313

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