Background: Research has shown that parental feeding styles may
influence children's food consumption, energy intake, and ultimately, weight status.
We examine this relationship, among recent immigrants to the US. Given that immigrant
parents and children are at greater risk for becoming overweight/obese with increased
time in the US, ide... read morentification of risk factors for weight gain is
Tovar, Alison, Erin Hennessy, Alex Pirie, Aviva Must, David M.
Gute, Raymond R. Hyatt, Christina Luongo Kamins, Sheryl O. Hughes, Rebecca Boulos,
Sarah Sliwa, Heloisa Galvão, and Christina D. Economos. "Feeding styles and child
weight status among recent immigrant mother-child dyads." International Journal of
Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 9, no. 1 (12, 2012):