Association of food parenting practice patterns with obesogenic dietary intake in Hispanic/Latino youth: Results from the Hispanic Community Children's Health Study/Study of Latino Youth (SOL Youth)

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  • Madison N. LeCroy
  • Anna Maria Siega-Riz
  • Sandra S. Albrecht
  • Dianne S. Ward
  • Jianwen Cai
  • Krista M. Perreira
  • Carmen R. Isasi
  • Yasmin Mossavar-Rahmani
  • Linda C. Gallo
  • Sheila F. Castañeda
  • June Stevens

External Institution(s)

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Virginia
  • Yeshiva University
  • San Diego State University


Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-287
Number of pages11
StatusPublished - Sep 1 2019


Some food parenting practices (FPPs)are associated with obesogenic dietary intake in non-Hispanic youth, but studies in Hispanics/Latinos are limited. We examined how FPPs relate to obesogenic dietary intake using cross-sectional data from 1214 Hispanic/Latino 8-16-year-olds and their parents/caregivers in the Hispanic Community Children's Health Study/Study of Latino Youth (SOL Youth). Diet was assessed with 2 24-h dietary recalls. Obesogenic items were snack foods, sweets, and high-sugar beverages. Three FPPs (Rules and Limits, Monitoring, and Pressure to Eat)derived from the Parenting strategies for Eating and Activity Scale (PEAS)were assessed. K-means cluster analysis identified 5 groups of parents with similar FPP scores. Survey-weighted multiple logistic regression examined associations of cluster membership with diet. Parents in the controlling (high scores for all FPPs)vs. indulgent (low scores for all FPPs)cluster had a 1.75 (95% CI: 1.02, 3.03)times higher odds of having children with high obesogenic dietary intake. Among parents of 12–16-year-olds, membership in the pressuring (high Pressure to Eat, low Rules and Limits and Monitoring scores)vs. indulgent cluster was associated with a 2.96 (95% CI: 1.51, 5.80)times greater odds of high obesogenic dietary intake. All other associations were null. Future longitudinal examinations of FPPs are needed to determine temporal associations with obesogenic dietary intake in Hispanic/Latino youth.

    Research areas

  • Acculturation, Diet, Food parenting practices, Hispanic/Latino, Obesity

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