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At-Home and Away-from-Home Eating Patterns Influencing Preadolescents' Intake of Calcium-Rich Food as Perceived by Asian, Hispanic and Non-Hispanic White Parents
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Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior Volume 40, Number 2, ISSN 1499-4046

Abstract

Objective: To explore at-home and away-from-home eating patterns influencing Asian, Hispanic, and non-Hispanic white preadolescents' intake of calcium-rich food from a parental perspective. Design: Individual semistructured interviews. Setting: Home or community site. Participants: Convenience sample (n = 201) of self-reported Asian (n = 54), Hispanic (n=57), and non-Hispanic white (n = 90) parents of 10- to 13-year-old children recruited from community youth programs. Phenomenon of Interest: Description of at-home and away-from-home family eating patterns. Analysis: NVivo software to code and sort transcript segments, qualitative data analysis procedures. Results: Participants from all groups shared common at-home and away-from-home meal patterns. A lack of time often resulted in negative factors that impacted intake of calcium-rich food and beverages including breakfast on the run, fewer home-prepared or shared family meals, and more frequent meals eaten away from home. Asian and Hispanic parents indicated eating out less frequently than non-Hispanic white parents. Parents from all groups lacked expectations for their child to drink calcium-rich beverages with meals. Conclusions and Implications: Practical strategies are needed to facilitate intake of calcium-rich food and beverages through more frequent family meals at home and parental expectations for children's intake of calcium-rich beverages with meals.

Citation

Cluskey, M., Edlefsen, M., Olson, B., Reicks, M., Auld, G., Bock, M.A., Boushey, C.J., Bruhn, C., Goldberg, D., Misner, S., Wang, C. & Zaghloul, S. (2008). At-Home and Away-from-Home Eating Patterns Influencing Preadolescents' Intake of Calcium-Rich Food as Perceived by Asian, Hispanic and Non-Hispanic White Parents. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 40(2), 72-79. Retrieved August 25, 2019 from .

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