Abstract: The protective effect of family meals on unhealthy weight gain
and diet has been shown across multiple age groups; however, it is unknown whether a
similar effect is present among diverse immigrant populations. In addition, little
research has focused on factors associated with the frequency of evening family
meals, such as feed... read moreing styles (how parents interact with their child around feeding).
Therefore the goals of this paper are to explore the 1) association between the
frequency of evening family meals and child weight status among new immigrant
families, and 2) influence of immigrant mothers' feeding styles on the frequency of
evening family meals.
Keywords: Family meal, Feeding styles, Children, Obesity,
Tovar, Alison, Erin Hennessy, Aviva Must, Sheryl O. Hughes,
David M. Gute, Sarah Sliwa, Rebecca J. Boulos, Emily Kuross Vikre, Christina Luongo
Kamins, Kerline Tofuri, Alex Pirie, and Christina D. Economos. "Feeding styles and
evening family meals among recent immigrants." International Journal of Behavioral
Nutrition and Physical Activity 10, no. 1 (12, 2013): 1-8.