Contextual and Cultural Influences on Parental Feeding Practices and Involvement in Child Care Centers among Hispanic Parents.

@article{Mena2015ContextualAC,
  title={Contextual and Cultural Influences on Parental Feeding Practices and Involvement in Child Care Centers among Hispanic Parents.},
  author={Noereem Z. Mena and Kathleen S. Gorman and Kate Dickin and Geoffrey W Greene and A. Mart{\'i}nez Tovar},
  journal={Childhood obesity},
  year={2015},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={347-54}
}
BACKGROUND Parental feeding practices shape children's dietary preferences and behaviors, which can influence a child's weight status. Limited research exists on the precursors and contextual influences of feeding, particularly among Hispanic parents. Therefore, this study explored two areas potentially important for obesity prevention in young children: (1) precursors and contextual influences on parental feeding and (2) parental perceptions and knowledge of the child care food environment… CONTINUE READING

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