Journal article

Do maternal body dissatisfaction and dietary restraint predict weight gain in young pre-school children? A 1-year follow-up study

Rachel F Rodgers, Susan J Paxton, Sian A McLean, Karen J Campbell, Eleanor H Wertheim, Helen Skouteris, Kay Gibbons

APPETITE | ACADEMIC PRESS LTD- ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2013

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The relationships between maternal body image and eating concerns and increases in body mass index (BMI) in early childhood are poorly understood. Our aim was to test a model in which mothers' BMI, body dissatisfaction, dietary restraint and concerns about their child's weight were related to restrictive feeding practices and child BMIz change. METHODS: Mothers of 2-year-old children (n=202, aged between 1.5 and 2.5years) reported concerns regarding their own and their child's weight, their dietary restraint, and restrictive feeding practices. Height and weight were measured for children and reported by mothers at baseline and 1-year later. RESULTS: Thirty five percent of mothers..

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