NEEDs Center research led to…
“A Must Read” …article in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior!
NEEDs for Tots: A Teacher-Ready and Parent-Friendly Curriculum Focuses on Principles of the Satter Division of Responsibility in Feeding
Elizabeth H. Ruder, PhD, MPH, RD, Barbara A. Lohse, PhD, RD
Authoritative parental feeding behavior is defined by parent leadership with feeding balanced by child autonomy with eating.1 This feeding style is associated with more healthful child eating behaviors and child weight status.2 Among young children, controlling, restrictive, and indulgent feeding practices are positively associated with child weight status.3 The Satter Division of Responsibility in feeding (sDOR) is 1 approach to support feeding relationships congruent with healthy growth and development.4 Parents and caregivers lead by managing the mealtime context and offering a variety of tasty and healthful foods in a dependable, sustainable routine.1
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