Navigation Links
Dads Who Eat Out Have Kids Who Eat Out, Study Finds
Date:5/6/2011

FRIDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- Fathers have a major influence on how often their children eat at fast-food and other types of restaurants, new research shows.

The study included 312 families in Houston who were interviewed about parents' work schedules, parenting style, beliefs about family meals and the amount of time the children spend in the car with parents. The children in the families were aged 9 to 11 and 13 to 15.

Factors associated with eating out more included: both parents having standard work schedules; kids spending more time in the family car; and fathers' use of restaurants, according to the researchers at Texas A&M University.

Meals served at restaurants tend to be higher in fat, calories and salt than meals prepared at home, researchers said in a journal news release.

The study authors made special note of the strong association between fathers' and children's use of and time spent in both fast-food and full-service restaurants.

The study is published in the May/June issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.

"Since dietary behaviors, like relying on food away from home and eating fast food, have been shown to track from childhood through adolescence into young adulthood, fathers should be encouraged to model healthful food choices when they obtain food and to eat with children at home. After all, fathers who believe that dinner is an important family ritual reduce children's use of fast food; this perception should be encouraged among fathers," study author Alex McIntosh said in a journal news release.

The findings highlight the importance of pinpointing factors that increase American families' use of restaurants, according to the researchers.

More information

The Nemours Foundation offers parents advice about children and healthy eating.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, news release, May 6, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Online Gaming With Real-World Friends Is Healthier: Study
2. Study finds livestock-related Staph strain in child care worker
3. Surgery May Beat Antibiotics for Appendicitis, Study Finds
4. Immigrants Eat American Junk Food to Fit In: Study
5. Few Babies in Child-Care Centers Receive Breast Milk: Study
6. Cardiac Arrest Less Deadly in Exercise Facilities, Study Finds
7. DNA from common stomach bacteria minimizes effects of colitis, U-M study says
8. Calorie Intake Rises When Fast-Food Restaurants Nearby: Study
9. Sex, Coffee May Boost Risk of Brain Aneurysm Rupture: Study
10. Prolonged Bottle Feeding Boosts Kids Obesity Risk: Study
11. Bad cholesterol not as bad as people think, shows Texas A&M study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Dads Who Eat Out Have Kids Who Eat Out, Study Finds
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... , ... AssureVest Insurance Group, a locally owned insurance firm with offices serving ... funds earmarked to purchase computers and software for Mrs. Harrison’s 2nd and 3rd grade ... a low-income area and has more than 60 2nd and 3rd graders with learning ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 12, 2016 , ... Erlanger Agency ... the greater Columbus, OH area. The latest campaign focuses on the fight against breast ... Donations are now being accepted here . , Carmen is a loving single ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Miami Dental Specialists is excited to bring patients the choice ... in January, Miami Dental Specialists will offer the non-metal implants as a safe, holistic ... be chosen by the dental implant manufacturer, Straumann, to bring this cutting-edge technology to ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... Mediaplanet today ... , The print component of “Revolutionizing Cancer Care” is distributed within the February ... and Seattle, with a circulation of approximately 250,000 copies and an estimated readership ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... Homeowners now ... design possibilities. CertainTeed, North America’s leading brand of building products, has improved upon ... showcased in the mobile version of the ColorView® Exterior Style and Color Selector. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/11/2016)... PRO-DEX, INC. (NasdaqCM: PDEX) today announced financial results for its ... also filed its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the ... Exchange Commission today. --> --> ... --> Net sales for the three months ... $5.4 million from $2.8 million for the three months ended ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... 11, 2016  Walgreens has committed to provide drug ... Washington, D.C. as part of a ... commended by shareholder advocacy organization As You Sow. ... "Many people hold on to unneeded drugs because they lack ... consequences." --> Conrad MacKerron , Senior Vice ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... Feb. 11, 2016 Potrero Medical, Inc., the developer ... announce the appointment of George M. Rapier, III , ... Antonio, TX , WellMed is one of the nation,s ... and HMO members in Texas and ... out of his own internal medicine practice, he has been ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: