Exploring the role of family in nurturing healthy habits

Eating practices vary enormously around the world. A strong body of empirical evidence has demonstrated that children’s dietary intake and eating behaviors are influenced by a multitude of interacting factors including community and society, family and home.

The symposium, organized by the Danone Institute International, during the 3rd International Conference on Nutrition and Growth, in March 2016, set out to consider the role of parental modelling and family meals within eating practices.

The e-book, including contents of the conferences as well as interviews and graphics, present the synthesis of this symposium, chaired by Olivier Goulet (Necker Enfants Malades Hospital – University Paris Descartes, France) and is about:

  • Helping parents to model healthy eating practices, Jayne Fulkerson (University of Minnesota, USA)
  • EU Family meals practices and children diet quality, Luis Moreno (University of Zaragoza, Spain)
  • The benefits of family meals, Jess Haines (University of Guelph, Canada)

Discover and read the e-book online.