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Health Behavior and Weight Changes Among Ethnic and Racial Minority Preschoolers and Their Parents: Associations Across 1 Year. J Pediatr Psychol 2016 Aug;41(7):777-85

Date

01/01/2016

Pubmed ID

26717958

Pubmed Central ID

PMC4945776

DOI

10.1093/jpepsy/jsv165

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether parent health behavior changes and feeding practices were associated with child changes in body mass index z-score and related health behaviors over the course of 1 year.

METHODS: Anthropometric data from 590 child-parent dyads of ethnic/racial minority groups were collected at baseline, 14 weeks (postintervention), and 1-year follow-up. Additionally, parent screen time and feeding practices and child dietary consumption, diet quality, physical activity, and screen time were collected.

RESULTS: Random effects growth models revealed that changes in child screen time moved in tandem with parent screen time from baseline to 14-week postintervention and from postintervention to 1-year follow-up. Greater parental monitoring predicted greater reduction in child calorie consumption at 1 year.

CONCLUSIONS: Future studies should include innovative ways to explicitly involve parents in prevention efforts.

Author List

Buscemi J, Berlin KS, Rybak TM, Schiffer LA, Kong A, Stolley MR, Blumstein L, Odoms-Young A, Fitzgibbon ML

Author

Melinda Stolley PhD Center Associate Director, Professor in the Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

African Americans
Asian Americans
Chicago
Child, Preschool
Diet
Exercise
Feeding Behavior
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Health Behavior
Health Promotion
Hispanic Americans
Humans
Male
Minority Groups
Obesity
Parent-Child Relations
Parenting
Parents
Weight Gain
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