Journal article

Grandparents' perceptions of the barriers and strategies to providing their grandchildren with a healthy diet: A qualitative study

Michelle Jongenelis, Belinda Morley, Caitlin Worrall, Zenobia Talati

Appetite | ACADEMIC PRESS LTD- ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

Grandparents are playing an increasingly important role in shaping their grandchildren's nutritional environment. Evidence-based interventions tailored to grandparents thus constitute a potential means of promoting healthy eating among children. For such interventions to be effective, they must account for the unique issues encountered by grandparents. However, research examining the potential needs of grandparents is limited. The present study thus explored (i) grandparents' perceptions of the barriers to providing their grandchildren with healthy food and minimizing consumption of unhealthy food and (ii) the strategies grandparents believe help increase their grandchildren's consumption of..

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Grants

Awarded by Western Australian Health Promotion Foundation (Healthway)


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Western Australian Health Promotion Foundation (Healthway), research grant #31968. The funding source had no involvement in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the article; and in the decision to submit the article for publication.