Class differences in the food rules mothers impose on their children: a cross-national study.

@article{Hupkens1998ClassDI,
  title={Class differences in the food rules mothers impose on their children: a cross-national study.},
  author={C L Hupkens and Ronald Arnold Knibbe and Anneke van Otterloo and Maria J. Drop},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={47 9},
  pages={1331-9}
}
Many studies indicate that children in middle-class families have healthier eating habits than children in lower class families. Class differences in food rules, which parents and especially mothers impose on their children, may underlie these social inequalities in food consumption. The present study uses education as a classifying variable and analyses whether mothers with higher education prescribe more "healthy" foodstuffs for their children and whether they restrict more "unhealthy" food… CONTINUE READING