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This study used the Comprehensive Feeding Practices Questionnaire (CFPQ) with 148 parents of 3-7 year old children to determine the relationship between food-related parenting practices and children’s preferences for fruit, vegetables, and high fat/sugar foods. Results were as follows:
While this study cannot determine if the parent or the child is doing the influencing, it provides some evidence that coercive feeding practices are detrimental to a child’s food preferences.
Vollmer RL, Baietto J. Practices and preferences: Exploring the relationships between food-related parenting practices and child food preferences for high fat and/or sugar foods, fruits and vegetables. Appetite 2017;113:134-140