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Nutrición Hospitalaria

versión impresa ISSN 0212-1611


GONZALEZ JIMENEZ, E. et al. Influence of family environment of the development of obesity and overweight in a population of school children in Granada (Spain). Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2012, vol.27, n.1, pp.177-184. ISSN 0212-1611.

According to recent research, eating behaviour should be understand as a cyclical and interactive process in which parental eating habits cause children to develop specific eating strategies as well as their own eating habits. Needless to say, this interactive process is reflected and has a direct impact on the nutritional indicators of the children in a family. The objectives of this study were the following: (i) to verify the existence of a significant association between the educational level of parents and the nutritional state of children in the same family; (ii) to discover if there is a direct relation between the nutritional state of children and the person that decides the menu and/or prepares family meals; (iii) to determine if there is a link between the nutritional state of children and the time that they spend on sedentary leisure activities. The sample population was composed of 718 school children and adolescents, 9-17 years of age, who A descriptive, transversal, and multicentric study was performed that evaluated the nutritional state of the entire sample by using anthropometric techniques to assess weight, height, and body mass index.

Palabras clave : Family environment; Overweight and obesity in children and adolescents.

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