Overweight parents are more likely to have overweight children
There is a great influence of parental dietary habits on dietary behaviors of their children
Role modeling behaviors:
✔ Providing healthy foods
✔ Sharing meals with children
✔ Having breakfast together
✔ Encouraging children to have healthy snacks
✔ The home food environment determines what kind of foods are available and accessible to children
🡪 The encouragement practice gives children a chance of making decisions
🡪 The moderate restriction practice helps parents to imply clearer instructions to their children
X Excessive pressure or restriction
X Using foods as rewards
The change in the family structure (both parents working, lack of social support, fast-paced rhythms) makes it difficult to organize healthy meals by favoring the more frequent use of industrial and pre-prepared foods.
In addition, parents often lack the knowledge and skills about healthy cooking.