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Familial concordance of dietary fat practices and intake.

Authors
  • Cullen, Karen Weber
  • Lara, Katina M
  • de Moor, Carl
Type
Published Article
Journal
Family & Community Health
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2002
Volume
25
Issue
2
Pages
65–75
Identifiers
PMID: 12010116
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study examined parent and child dietary fat practices and child dietary fat intake. High- and low-fat practices and percentage of kilocalories from fat were obtained from food records completed by 132 students in the 4th to 6th grades. Parents completed three scales: meat modifications (MMOD); fat substitutions (FSUB); and fruit, juice, and vegetable practices (FJVP). A parent low-fat practices (PLFP) scale was created with the items matching the child low-fat practices (LFPs). Parent PLFP, FSUB, and FJVP were significantly correlated with child LFPs. Parent LFP was a significant predictor of child LFP. Family intervention programs targeting dietary fat behaviors should encourage use of low-fat dietary behaviors.

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