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Author(s): Franchini, Bela
Poínhos, Rui
Inge Klepp, Knut
Almeida, Maria Daniel Vaz de
Title: Association between parenting styles and own fruit and vegetable consumption among Portuguese mothers of school children
Issue Date: 2011
Abstract: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the association between parenting styles and own fruit and vegetable consumption amongPortuguese mothers of school children. A cross-sectional study was performed in Portugal as part of the Pro Children cross-sectionalEuropean survey. Portuguese mothers (n 1601) of 11-13-year-old school children were included in the present study. A self-administeredquestionnaire was developed to assess fruit and vegetable consumption as well as the parenting styles. Fruit and vegetable consumptionwas assessed by a validated FFQ. Parenting styles based on two dimensions - strictness and involvement - were classified into authoritative,authoritarian, indulgent and neglectful. The higher mean intakes of fruit, vegetables and total fruit and vegetables were observed formothers classified as indulgent, whereas the lower mean intakes were observed for mothers classified as neglectful. Differences in intakeamong parenting styles were significant for fruit, vegetables and total fruit and vegetables. When partial correlations were calculatedbetween the two dimensions, strictness and involvement (controlled one for the other), and intakes, only involvement was positivelyassociated with fruit, vegetables and total fruit and vegetable intake. Findings from the present study show that fruit and vegetableconsumption of Portuguese mothers of school children seems to be related to their own parenting styles, especially with the dimensioninvolvement. Future interventions to promote fruit and vegetable intake should take into account these variables.
Subject: Ciências da Saúde, Ciências da saúde
Health sciences, Health sciences
Scientific areas: Ciências médicas e da saúde::Ciências da saúde
Medical and Health sciences::Health sciences
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
Appears in Collections:FCNAUP - Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional

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