Journal article

Food choices: concordance in Australian children aged 11-12 years and their parents

Prudence Vivarini, Jessica A Kerr, Susan A Clifford, Anneke C Grobler, Pauline W Jansen, Fiona K Mensah, Louise A Baur, Kay Gibbons, Melissa Wake

BMJ Open | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Snack foods-typically high in salt, sugar, fat and/or energy-are likely important to the obesity epidemic. In the context of a population-based health assessment involving parent-child dyads at child age 11-12 years, we report cross-generational concordance in intake at a controlled snack food observation. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study (Child Health CheckPoint), nested within the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. SETTING: Assessment centres in seven Australian cities, February 2015-March 2016. PARTICIPANTS: Of all participating CheckPoint families (n=1874), 1299 children (50.3% girls) and 1274 parents (85.9% mothers) with snack data were included. Survey weights and meth..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia


Awarded by Royal Children's Hospital Foundation


Awarded by National Heart Foundation of Australia


Awarded by Financial Markets Foundation for Children


Awarded by NHMRC


Awarded by Dutch Diabetes Foundation


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia (Project Grants 1041352 and 1109355), The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation (2014-241), the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI), The University of Melbourne, the National Heart Foundation of Australia (100660) and the Financial Markets Foundation for Children (2014-055 and 2016-310). The following authors were supported by the NHMRC: Senior Research Fellowships to MW (1046518) and Career Development Fellowship to FKM (1111160). MW was supported by Cure Kids New Zealand. PWJ was supported by the Dutch Diabetes Foundation, grant number: 2013.81.1664. The MCRI administered the research grants for the study and provided infrastructural support (IT and biospecimen management) to its staff and the study but played no role in the conduct or analysis of the trial. DSS played a role in study design; however, no other funding bodies had a role in the study design and conduct; data collection, management, analysis and interpretation; preparation, review or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication. Research at the MCRI is supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.