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Feeding strategies used by mothers of 3-5 year old children

Moore, Susan, Tapper, Katy and Murphy, Simon 2007. Feeding strategies used by mothers of 3-5 year old children. Appetite 49 (3) , pp. 704-707. 10.1016/j.appet.2007.07.009

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Appropriate use of parental feeding strategies could help establish healthy childhood eating practices. Research suggests that repeated taste exposure and modelling may be effective, pressuring and restricting may be counterproductive, and rewards may be effective or counterproductive depending on their use. However, little is known about the extent to which parents employ these strategies and within what contexts. The present study explored this using qualitative interviews with twelve mothers of children aged 3–5 years. Common strategies involved modelling, attempts to influence the child's attitudes and norms, and use of moderate pressure. The results are discussed in relation to the literature.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Uncontrolled Keywords: Parental feeding practices ; Rewards ; Modelling ; Taste exposure ; Eating behaviour ; Healthy eating ; Obesity prevention ; Childrearing practices ; Children
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0195-6663
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2020 00:31

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