The role of family in nurturing healthy eating habits

Healthy eating habits : the role of family

Eating practices vary enormously around the world. A strong body of empirical evidences has demonstrated that  the influences on children’s eating habits and dietary intakes. Children’s eating behaviors are influenced by many different interacting factors, such as community, society, family and home.

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

This publication, made as an e-book, includes the contents of the conferences as well as interviews and graphics. It presents a synthesis of this symposium, chaired by Olivier Goulet (Necker Enfants Malades Hospital – University Paris Descartes, France). It deals 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.