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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243291
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Healthy Lifestyles Begin with Good Nutrition
Author(s):
Reifsnider, Elizabeth; Keller, Colleen; Hinojosa, Martha; Barroso, Cristina; Roncancio, Angelica; Gance-Cleveland, Bonnie; Small, Leigh
Author Details:
Reifsnider, Elizabeth, PhD, FAAN, WHNP, PHNCS-BC, Elizabeth.Reifsnider@asu.edu; Keller, Colleen, PhD, RN-C, APRN, FAHA, FNAP, FAAN; Hinojosa, Martha, PhD, RN, FNP; Barroso, Cristina, DrPH; Roncancio, Angelica, PhD; Gance-Cleveland, Bonnie, PhD, RNC, PNP, FAAN; Small, Leigh, PhD, PNP;
Abstract:
Purpose: Early intervention is the most effective means to combat child obesity, as interventions later in childhood are less effective. Along with birth weight and parental body size, infant feeding is recognized as one of the most influential biological and environmental factors that affect weight gain during infancy. Parental feeding practices have a strong impact on children’s food availability, eating behaviors, and weight.

Methods:  A longitudinal cohort study followed Latino children (N=229 mother-child dyads) from 12 to 36 months of age to determine the relationships between early feeding and nutrition, parental factors including acculturation, and weight status of children. The study occurred in a large Southwestern US city. The measures used were: Acculturation Rating Scale for Mexican Americans (ARSMA), parental demographics, 24 hour diet histories from the mothers about their children’s diets, and weight/height of children, mothers, and fathers.

Results: Food items eaten by the children were differentially associated with measures of acculturation (ARSMA, primary language of mother, maternal/paternal country of origin). Food items eaten by children also differed by acculturation status between children of Mexican acculturation and children of Anglo acculturation. The measures that were significantly associated with child body mass index (BMI) were foods high in sugar and carbohydrates, length of time breastfed, maternal and paternal BMI, and maternal country of origin.

Conclusion: Children in the study ate a wide variety of foods, many of which are not considered part of a healthy diet. The majority of foods significantly positively associated with child BMI were from a “mainstream” American diet. Supporting breastfeeding is an important step in promoting healthy growth in children.

Acknowledgements: Supported by National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Nursing Research (NIH/NINR) Grant 5R29NR004882 Growth Enhancement for Mexican American Children, and Texas Department of Health Innovation Grant Causes of Obesity among Young Mexican American Children.

Keywords:
Obesity; Children; Hispanic
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHealthy Lifestyles Begin with Good Nutritionen_GB
dc.contributor.authorReifsnider, Elizabethen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKeller, Colleenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHinojosa, Marthaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBarroso, Cristinaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRoncancio, Angelicaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGance-Cleveland, Bonnieen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSmall, Leighen_GB
dc.author.detailsReifsnider, Elizabeth, PhD, FAAN, WHNP, PHNCS-BC, Elizabeth.Reifsnider@asu.edu; Keller, Colleen, PhD, RN-C, APRN, FAHA, FNAP, FAAN; Hinojosa, Martha, PhD, RN, FNP; Barroso, Cristina, DrPH; Roncancio, Angelica, PhD; Gance-Cleveland, Bonnie, PhD, RNC, PNP, FAAN; Small, Leigh, PhD, PNP;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243291-
dc.description.abstract<b>Purpose: </b>Early intervention is the most effective means to combat child obesity, as interventions later in childhood are less effective. Along with birth weight and parental body size, infant feeding is recognized as one of the most influential biological and environmental factors that affect weight gain during infancy. Parental feeding practices have a strong impact on children&rsquo;s food availability, eating behaviors, and weight. <p><b>Methods: </b>&nbsp;A longitudinal cohort study followed Latino children (N=229 mother-child dyads) from 12 to 36 months of age to determine the relationships between early feeding and nutrition, parental factors including acculturation, and weight status of children. The study occurred in a large Southwestern US city. The measures used were: Acculturation Rating Scale for Mexican Americans (ARSMA), parental demographics, 24 hour diet histories from the mothers about their children&rsquo;s diets, and weight/height of children, mothers, and fathers. <p><b>Results: </b>Food items eaten by the children were differentially associated with measures of acculturation (ARSMA, primary language of mother, maternal/paternal country of origin). Food items eaten by children also differed by acculturation status between children of Mexican acculturation and children of Anglo acculturation. The measures that were significantly associated with child body mass index (BMI) were foods high in sugar and carbohydrates, length of time breastfed, maternal and paternal BMI, and maternal country of origin. <p><b>Conclusion: </b>Children in the study ate a wide variety of foods, many of which are not considered part of a healthy diet. The majority of foods significantly positively associated with child BMI were from a &ldquo;mainstream&rdquo; American diet. Supporting breastfeeding is an important step in promoting healthy growth in children. <p>Acknowledgements: Supported by National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Nursing Research (NIH/NINR) Grant 5R29NR004882 Growth Enhancement for Mexican American Children, and Texas Department of Health Innovation Grant Causes of Obesity among Young Mexican American Children.en_GB
dc.subjectObesityen_GB
dc.subjectChildrenen_GB
dc.subjectHispanicen_GB
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:20:12Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:20:12Z-
dc.conference.date2012en_GB
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen_GB
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