The association of infant temperament and parent-child interaction with early childhood dietary practices
Health and Wellbeing
Psych and Cog
Dietary practices established in childhood track into adulthood. Understanding how dietary patterns in childhood become established therefore has implications for dietary intake throughout life.Wide variance exists in patterns of weaning practices and patterns of dietary intake in early childhood. Important factors include the availability of food, the dietary preferences and habits of the parent, the interactions that occur between the child and parent and the child’s own innate food preferences. We will determine the association of infant temperament and parent-child interaction with early childhood dietary practices.