Measuring family food environments in diverse families with young children
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This study reports the development and validation of the 20 item Family Food Behavior Survey, a measure designed to assess broad components of the family food environment that may contribute to child overweight. In a diverse sample of 38 parents, factor analyses verified 4 domains: (1) maternal control of child eating behavior; (2) maternal presence during eating; (3) child choice, and (4) organization of eating environment. All domains achieved acceptable internal reliability (αs= .73, -.83), and test-retest reliability. Mothers of overweight children scored significantly lower on maternal presence and somewhat higher on maternal control than mothers of normal weight children. © 2010.
McCurdy, Karen, and Kathleen S. Gorman. "Measuring family food environments in diverse families with young children." Appetite 54, 3 (2010): 615-618. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2010.03.004.