Maternal feeding strategies, child eating behaviors, and child BMI in low-income African-American preschoolers.

@article{Powers2006MaternalFS,
  title={Maternal feeding strategies, child eating behaviors, and child BMI in low-income African-American preschoolers.},
  author={Scott W. Powers and Leigh Ann Chamberlin and Kelly B van Schaick and Susan N. Sherman and Robert C. Whitaker},
  journal={Obesity},
  year={2006},
  volume={14 11},
  pages={2026-33}
}
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that low-income African-American preschool children would have a higher BMI if their mothers reported greater "restriction" and "control" in feeding and if mothers reported that children showed greater "food responsiveness" and "desire to drink." In addition, to test whether higher maternal "pressure to eat" would be associated with lower child BMI. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES A questionnaire was completed by 296 low-income African-American mothers of… CONTINUE READING

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