Dietary determinants of childhood obesity : the role of the family

T.A. McCaffrey, K.L. Rennie, J.M. Wallace, M.B.E. Livingstone

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    The article reviews the evidence regarding the role of the family in determining dietary risk factors for childhood obesity. The factors that may contribute to the association between healthy eating habits and dining with family members include learning to eat at a slower pace and learning how to follow internal satiety. Several parent-child feeding strategies are also cited which include restriction of access to particular foods by parents.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)89-94
    JournalCurrent Medical Literature - Paediatrics
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


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