Parental and environmental influences on hispanic children's nutrition and physical activity

Leticia Ann Gatus, The University of Texas School of Public Health

Abstract

The dissertation research includes analyses from: (1) a systematic review of parent-based nutrition interventions focusing on Hispanics, (2) the cross-sectional association among household members’ weekly physical activity behavior and Hispanic adolescents’ and (3) the cross-sectional association between parental rules at home regarding mealtimes and child weight status among predominantly low-income Hispanic first grade and the association between parental rules at home regarding mealtimes and child macronutrients among low-income Hispanic first grade children. The results indicate the important role parents and family have in Hispanic children’s and adolescents’ dietary and physical activity behaviors.^

Subject Area

Public health education|Nutrition|Kinesiology|Behavioral sciences|Hispanic American studies

Recommended Citation

Gatus, Leticia Ann, "Parental and environmental influences on hispanic children's nutrition and physical activity" (2015). Texas Medical Center Dissertations (via ProQuest). AAI10109676.
http://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/dissertations/AAI10109676

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