Nutrition, Dietetics & Health

Pediatric Behavioral Nutrition Factors
Environment, Education, and Self-Regulation

Editor: Areej Hassan, MD, MPH

Pediatric Behavioral Nutrition Factors

Pub Date: December 2016
Hardback Price: $149.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771884952
E-Book ISBN: 9781771884969
Pages: 358pp w/ Index
Binding Type: hardback
Notes: 7 b/w and 7 color illustrations

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.

In Pediatric Behavioral Nutrition Factors: Environment, Education, and Self-Regulation, the editor carefully selected each chapter individually to provide a nuanced look at how environment, education, and self-regulation impact pediatric nutrition. All the various factors that intertwine with and influence nutrition are not yet known, and we often assume that poor nutrition is a socioeconomic issue. This is a massive, multifaceted topic. The articles in this compendium make clear that this simplistic assumption is not accurate; they were chosen to present as accurate a total image as possible, based on recent research. The final chapters offer innovative interventions that should become the foundation for ongoing investigation.

The chapters included are broken into four sections that cover
  • pediatric dietary behaviors
  • family environment and socioeconomic status
  • education
  • future directions for self-regulation
With chapters from a diverse roster experts affiliated with prominent universities, medical centers, and medical schools, the book takes a balanced look at important issues in the field. Topics include:
  • studies of eating patterns among children
  • compiling data to determine which groups to target for interventions
  • sibling and parental influences on the BMIs of children
  • the influence of low parental education on children’s weight
  • nonthreatening early educational nutritional counseling programs
  • self-regulation vs. self-control (as related to weight
  • self-image of overweight/obese children


Part I: Pediatric Dietary Behaviors
1. Determinants of Dietary Behavior Among Youth: An Umbrella Review
Ester F. C. Sleddens, Willemieke Kroeze, Leonie F. M. Kohl, Laura M. Bolten, Elizabeth Velema, Pam J. Kaspers, Johannes Brug, and Stef P. J. Kremers
2. Dietary Intake of Children Participating in the USDA Summer Food Service Program
Betty del Rio-Rodriguez and Karen W. Cullen

Part II: Family Environment and Socioeconomic Status
3. Parental Feeding Practices and Child Weight Status in Mexican American Families: A Longitudinal Analysis
Jeanne M. Tschann, Suzanna M. Martinez, Carlos Penilla, Steven E. Gregorich, Lauri A. Pasch, Cynthia L. de Groat, Elena Flores, Julianna Deardorff, Louise C. Greenspan, and Nancy F. Butte
4. Development of the General Parenting Observational Scale to Assess Parenting During Family Meals
Kyung E Rhee, Susan Dickstein, Elissa Jelalian, Kerri Boutelle, Ronald Seifer, and Rena Wing
5. Mealtime Behavior Among Siblings and Body Mass Index of 4–8 Year Olds: A Videotaped Observational Study
Rana H. Mosli, Alison L. Miller, Niko Kaciroti, Karen E. Peterson, Katherine Rosenblum, Ana Baylin, and Julie C. Lumeng
6. Frequency and Socio-Demographic Correlates of Eating Meals Out and Take-Away Meals at Home: Cross-Sectional Analysis of the UK National Diet and Nutrition Survey, Waves 1–4 (2008–12)
Jean Adams, Louis Goffe, Tamara Brown, Amelia A. Lake, Carolyn Summerbell, Martin White, Wendy Wrieden, and Ashley J. Adamson
7. Feeding Practices of Low-Income Mothers: How Do They Compare to Current Recommendations?
Thomas G. Power, Sheryl O. Hughes, L. Suzanne Goodell, Susan L. Johnson, J. Andrea Jaramillo Duran, Kimberly Williams, Ashley D. Beck, and Leslie A. Frankel
8. Overweight Among Students Aged 11–15 Years and Its Relationship with Breakfast, Area of Residence and Parents’ Education: Results from the Italian HBSC 2010 Cross-Sectional Study
Giacomo Lazzeri, Mariano Vincenzo Giacchi, Angela Spinelli, Andrea Pammolli, Paola Dalmasso, Paola Nardone, Anna Lamberti, and Franco Cavallo
9. Maternal Educational Level and Children’s Healthy Eating Behaviour: Role of the Home Food Environment (Cross-Sectional Results from the INPACT Study)
Wilke J. C. van Ansem, Carola T. M. Schrijvers, Gerda Rodenburg, and Dike van de Mheen

Part III: Education
10. A Pilot Study of a Pictorial Bilingual Nutrition Education Game to Improve the Consumption of Healthful Foods in a Head Start Population
Veronica Piziak
11. Blending Better Beverage Options: A Nutrition Education and Experiential Workshop for Youths
Kathy K. Isoldi and Veronika Dolar

Part IV: Future Directions for Self-Regulation
12. Self-Regulation and the Management of Childhood Obesity
Moria Golan and Rachel Bachner-Melman
13. Weight Self-Regulation Process in Adolescence: The Relationship Between Control Weight Attitudes, Behaviors, and Body Weight Status
Jordi Pich, Maria del Mar Bibiloni, Antoni Pons, and Josep A. Tur
14. The Role of Self-Regulating Abilities in Long-Term Weight Loss in Severely Obese Children and Adolescents Undergoing Intensive Combined Lifestyle Interventions (HELIOS); Rationale, Design and Methods
Jutka Halberstadt, Sabine Makkes, Emely de Vet, Anita Jansen, Chantal Nederkoorn, Olga H. van der Baan-Slootweg, and Jacob C Seidell
15. Enhancing Self-Regulation as a Strategy for Obesity Prevention in Head Start Preschoolers: The Growing Healthy Study
Alison L. Miller, Mildred A. Horodynski, Holly E. Brophy Herb, Karen E. Peterson, Dawn Contreras, Niko Kaciroti, Julie Staples-Watson, and Julie C. Lumeng

About the Authors / Editors:
Editor: Areej Hassan, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; Attending Physician, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Areej Hassan, MD, MPH, is an attending in the Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency training in Pediatrics at Brown University before her fellowship at BCH. In addition to primary care, Dr.Hassan focuses her clinical interests on reproductive endocrinology and global health. She also maintains an active role in medical education and has particular interest in building and developing innovative teaching tools through open educational resources. She currently teaches, consults, and is involved in pediatric and adolescent curricula development at multiple sites abroad in Central America and Southeast Asia.

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