Relationship of mothers' food choice criteria to food intake of preschool children: identification of family subgroups.
This study investigated the relationship between potential criteria mothers use to select foods for their children, their food knowledge, and food consumption of their children.
Participants were 218 predominantly Latino mothers and their 4 to 5-year-old children.
Mothers rated 17 foods in terms of 10 food attributes (how tasty specific foods were to their child, whether they were convenient to prepare, etc.). Within-person correlation coefficients were then calculated between these ratings and reported frequency of consumption of these same 17 foods.
These correlations were then used in a k-means cluster analysis to identify six distinct subgroups of families, who had different orientations ranging from « high health » to « high taste ».
Mots-clés Pascal : Consommation alimentaire, Critère, Mère, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Comportement alimentaire, Enfant, Homme, Choix, Connaissance, Age préscolaire, Epidémiologie, Latinoaméricain, Analyse amas, Milieu familial
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Food intake, Criterion, Mother, United States, North America, America, Feeding behavior, Child, Human, Choice, Knowledge, Preschool age, Epidemiology, Latinamerican, Cluster analysis, Family environment
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0419250
Code Inist : 002B29B. Création : 199406.