Journal article

Eating behavior and body composition across childhood: a prospective cohort study

Ivonne PM Derks, Eric JG Sijbrands, Melissa Wake, Farah Qureshi, Jan van der Ende, Manon HJ Hillegers, Vincent WV Jaddoe, Henning Tiemeier, Pauline W Jansen

International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity | BMC | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Although many cross-sectional studies reported that children with overweight or obesity show more food approaching and less food avoidant eating behaviors, there is a lack of replication in longitudinal studies. Therefore, the question remains whether healthcare professionals should target eating behaviors in childhood obesity interventions and prevention. We aimed to examine the longitudinal and possible bi-directional associations between eating behavior and body composition across childhood. METHODS: Data was included from 3331 children participating in the Generation R Study. At 4 and 10 years, mothers reported on the Child Eating Behavior Questionnaire including the subscale..

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Grants

Awarded by Dutch Diabetes Foundation


Awarded by Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development


Awarded by European Research Council


Awarded by European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by Dutch Diabetes Foundation grant 2013.81.1664. VVWJ received a grant from Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development (VIDI 016.136.361), a consolidator grant from the European Research Council (ERC-2014-CoG-64916), and funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant 633595 (Dynahealth).