Predictors and Outcomes of Mealtime Emotional Climate in Families With Preschoolers.

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Journal Name
Journal of Pediatric Psychology
Page Count
1
Year Published
2017
Author (Individual)
Saltzman, Jaclyn A.
Bost, Kelly K.
Musaad, Salma M. A.
Fiese, Barbara H.
Wiley, Angela R.
Resource Type
Journal Article
Resource Format
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Mealtime emotional climate (MEC) is related to parent feeding and mental health, and possibly to child food consumption. However, MEC has been inconsistently assessed with a variety of coding schemes and self-report instruments, and has not been examined longitudinally. This study aims to characterize MEC systematically using an observational, count-based coding scheme; identify whether parent feeding or mental health predict MEC; and examine whether MEC predicts child food consumption and weight. (Author abstract)

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