Mothers'perceptions of desirable nutritional practices in infant feeding were examined using a questionnaire consisting of open and closed questions.
A total of 1004 mother-infant pairs were recruited from a mixture of urban and rural areas in England.
The sample represented a cross-section of socioeconomic groups and educational backgrounds.
Mothers'attitudes to healthy eating for infants revealed some misconceptions ; 83% felt that a high fibre intake was important or very important and 87% that a low fat intake was important or very important, while 20% considered that plenty of calories was not important.
Other health guidelines were appropriately applied and most mothers considered a wide variety of foods, plenty to drink and a low sugar and salt intake to be important.
These beliefs were representative of the sample population, irrespective of the socioeconomic group, location, age and education of the mother.
Mots-clés Pascal : Royaume Uni, Europe, Attitude, Croyance, Mère, Recommandation alimentaire, Enfant, Homme, Nutrition
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : United Kingdom, Europe, Attitude, Belief, Mother, Dietary allowance, Child, Human, Nutrition
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0340673
Code Inist : 002B29B. Création : 01/03/1996.