Journal article

Parenting styles and the dietary intake of pre-school children: a systematic review

Alissa J Burnett, Karen E Lamb, Jennifer McCann, Anthony Worsley, Kathleen E Lacy

Psychology & Health | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2020


Objective: The prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity has been increasing globally, with poor diet a key contributor. Parents play an influential role over the food intake of young children. This review explores whether parenting styles (authoritative, authoritarian, permissive and disengaged) or parenting dimensions (warmth and control) are associated with pre-school children's dietary intake.Design: Following the PRISMA guidelines, a systematic search of six electronic databases was conducted. Included articles were based on children aged 2-5 years and reported associations between parenting styles or dimensions and children's food intake. Two independent reviewers extracted the da..

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