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Context matters! The relationship between mother-reported family nutrition climate, general parenting, food parenting practices and children’s BMI

Gerards, Sanne M. P. L.; Niermann, Christina 1; Gevers, Dorus W. M.; Eussen, Nadine; Kremers, Stef P. J.
1 Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


Background: Efforts to explain children’s nutrition behavior or weight often involve investigating the parent-child relationship, typically studying the associations between food parenting practices (FPPs) and child outcomes. However, these behaviors are embedded in a broader system: general parenting (GP, the general emotional climate at home), and the family health climate (an aspect of the broader family system in the context of health). In the current study, we combined the parent-child measures of parenting (FPPs and GP) and the nutritional dimension of the family health climate (family nutrition climate, FNC) to get a broader view of how these concepts are interrelated. The current study had two aims: predicting FPPs using GP and FNC as predictor variables, and investigating the relationship between FPPs and children’s weight in different groups of parents, based on low and high GP and FNC scores.
Methods: We collected cross-sectional data via an online survey panel. Mothers of 267 children aged 5–12 years filled out a questionnaire assessing demographics (e.g., children’s weight and height), GP, FPPs, and FNC. Bivariate correlation coefficients were calculated between all constructs. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000060931
DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-3683-8
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2016
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1471-2458
KITopen-ID: 1000060931
Erschienen in BMC public health
Verlag Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
Band 16
Seiten Art.Nr.: 1018
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