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Parental beliefs about portion size, not children's own beliefs, predict child BMI

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Background Increases in portion size are thought by many to promote obesity in children. However, this relationship remains unclear. Here, we explore the extent to which a child's BMI is predicted both by parental beliefs about their child's ideal and maximum portion size and/or by the child's own beliefs. Methods Parent–child (5–11 years) dyads (N = 217) were recruited from a randomized controlled trial (n = 69) and an interactive science centre (n = 148). For a range of main meals, parents...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1111/ijpo.12218

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Ferriday, D More by this author
Griggs, RL More by this author
Hamilton-Shield, JP More by this author
Rogers, PJ More by this author
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Health Technology Assessment Programme Ref: 18470
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Grant:
FP7/2007-2013 Grant Agreement 607310 (Nudge-it)
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons Ltd Publisher's website
Journal:
Pediatric Obesity Journal website
Volume:
13
Issue:
4
Pages:
232-238
Publication date:
2017-04-04
Acceptance date:
2017-02-10
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ISSN:
2047-6302
Pubs id:
pubs:829527
URN:
uri:ef67612d-1c78-4485-8889-29d058ebb770
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uuid:ef67612d-1c78-4485-8889-29d058ebb770
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pubs:829527

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