+44 (0)1509 263171
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title: ||Family influences on children's physical activity and fruit and vegetable consumption|
|Authors: ||Pearson, Natalie|
Biddle, Stuart J.H.
|Issue Date: ||2009|
|Publisher: ||© the Authors. Published by BioMed Central|
|Citation: ||PEARSON, N. ...et al., 2009. Family influences on children's physical activity and fruit and vegetable consumption. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 6:34.|
|Abstract: ||Background: There is evidence of a clustering of healthy dietary patterns and physical activity
among young people and also of unhealthy behaviours. The identification of influences on children's health behaviors, particularly clustered health behaviors, at the time at which they develop is imperative for the design of interventions. This study examines associations between parental modelling and support and children's physical activity (PA) and consumption of fruit and vegetables
(FV), and combinations of these behaviours.
Methods: In 2002/3 parents of 775 Australian children aged 10–12 years reported how frequently their child ate a variety of fruits and vegetables in the last week. Children wore accelerometers for eight days during waking hours. Parental modelling and parental support (financial and transport) were self-reported. Binary logistic and multinomial logistic regression analyses examined the
likelihood of achieving ≥ 2 hours of PA per day (high PA) and of consuming ≥ 5 portions of FV per day (high FV) and combinations of these behaviors (e.g. high PA/low FV), according to parental modelling and support.
Results: Items of parental modelling and support were differentially associated with child
behaviours. For example, girls whose parents reported high PA modelling had higher odds of
consuming ≥ 5 portions of FV/day (OR = 1.95, 95% CI = 1.32–2.87, p < 0.001). Boys whose parents reported high financial support for snacks/fast foods had higher odds of having 'high PA/low FV' (OR= 2.0, 95% CI = 1.1–3.7).
Conclusion: Parental modelling of and support for physical activity and fruit and vegetable
consumption were differentially associated with these behaviours in children across behavioural
domains and with combinations of these behaviours. Promoting parents' own healthy eating and physical activity behaviours as well encouraging parental modelling and support of these behaviours in their children may be important strategies to test in future research.|
|Description: ||This is an Open Access Article. It is published by BioMed Central under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Unported Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/|
|Sponsor: ||The Health Eating and Play study (HEAPs) was funded by the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation. NP is supported by a Research Studentship from Loughborough University.|
|Publisher Link: ||https://doi.org/10.1186/1479-5868-6-34|
|Appears in Collections:||Published Articles (Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences)|
Files associated with this item:
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.