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How Well Do Parents Assess Their Children's Diet? Results from the New Jersey Child Health Study.

Abstract Objective: Parents play a critical role in their child's diets, yet there is lack of research in

the US comparing parental perception of their child’s diet with quantitatively assessed diet quality. We examined the association between parent perception of their child’s overall diet and the child’s diet quality, as measured by frequency of consumption of key food categories.

Methods: Secondary analysis was conducted using data from two independent cross- sectional panels of surveys with parents of a 3-18 year old child. Data collection took place in 2009-2010 and 2014, the random sample was drawn from low-income cities. Well-established survey questions assessed parental perception of their child’s diet and frequency of consumption of ... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Eliason, Jessica (Author) / Ohri-Vachaspati, Punam (Advisor) / DeWeese, Robin (Committee member) / Vega-López, Sonia (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Health sciences / Children / Diet Quality / Perception
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 152 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Obesity Prevention and Management 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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