Being a good mother: An IPA analysis of mothers' food choices for their children

Schilling, B., Hepworth, J. and McVittie, C. (2005). Being a good mother: An IPA analysis of mothers' food choices for their children. In: Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference. The British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference 2004, Edinburgh, U.K., (72-72). 8-10 September 2004.

Author Schilling, B.
Hepworth, J.
McVittie, C.
Title of paper Being a good mother: An IPA analysis of mothers' food choices for their children
Conference name The British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference 2004
Conference location Edinburgh, U.K.
Conference dates 8-10 September 2004
Convener The British Psychological Society
Proceedings title Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference
Journal name Proceedings of The British Psychological Society
Place of Publication Leicester, U.K
Publisher The British Psychological Society
Publication Year 2005
Year available 2004
Sub-type Published abstract
ISSN 1754-8837
1350-472X
0964-6329
Volume 13
Issue 1
Start page 72
End page 72
Total pages 1
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary Background: Many healthy eating initiatives aim to raise mothers’ awareness of the diet-health relationship with the expectation that a healthy diet in childhood will lead to better long-term health in the population. This study examined the psychosocial influences that guide the food choices that mothers make for their children, and addressed the following research questions: (1) what are mothers’ key views about healthy eating in relation to child feeding?; (2) to what extent do mothers’ perceptions of their children’s food preferences and their own interests influence the food choices they make for their children?; and (3) in what ways are mothers’ food choices influenced by social aspects beyond the family context?

Discussion: These findings suggest that the effectiveness of future initiatives promoting healthy eating within the population requires an understanding both of individual influences and of the wider social context relating to eating behaviours.
Subjects 11 Medical and Health Sciences
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Published February 2005. Presented during the Session "Significant others: Impact on health".

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Nursing and Midwifery Publications
 
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