Children's eating attitudes and behaviour: a study of the modelling and control theories of parental influence.

@article{Brown2004ChildrensEA,
  title={Children's eating attitudes and behaviour: a study of the modelling and control theories of parental influence.},
  author={Rachael Brown and Jane Ogden},
  journal={Health education research},
  year={2004},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={261-71}
}
The present study compared the modelling and control theories of parental influence on children's eating attitudes and behaviour with a focus on snack foods. Matched questionnaires describing reported snack intake, eating motivations and body dissatisfaction were completed by 112 parent/child pairs. Parents completed additional items relating to control in terms of attempts to control their child's food intake and using food as a tool for controlling behaviour. The results showed significant… CONTINUE READING
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