Effect of Parent Nutritional Knowledge and Healthy - Eating Attitudes on Preschooler's Characteristics in the Peri-urban area of Kolkata, West Bengal: A Cross-sectional Study



Nutrition Knowledge, Eating Behaviour, Preschool Children, Parent Feeding Practices


The eating pattern and preferences of children are an outcome of the interaction of innate and learned factors embedded in the context of parent child interactions. Eating habits formed in preschool years are likely to persist in to later life such that early unhealthy food patterns could have implications through out life like type II diabetes, obesity, CVDs [1, 2 ] e tc . Links between child eating habits and parental feeding practices, especially maternal, therefore, have been the focus of several research studies [3-6 ]; however, the clinical implications of these links remain unclear. It is important to determine maternal knowledge and behavior as eating behaviour of mother is affected by factors such associo-economic status, education, working status and knowledge[7 -9 ].


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Das, N., & Ghosh, A. (2021). Effect of Parent Nutritional Knowledge and Healthy - Eating Attitudes on Preschooler’s Characteristics in the Peri-urban area of Kolkata, West Bengal: A Cross-sectional Study. Journal of Indian Dietetics Association, 43(2), 44–52. Retrieved from https://www.informaticsjournals.com/index.php/jida/article/view/27867