Dietary intake of children aged 12-16 months and associations with maternal feeding beliefs and practices

Byrne, Rebecca Ann (2015) Dietary intake of children aged 12-16 months and associations with maternal feeding beliefs and practices. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis provides the first detailed data describing the dietary intake of first-born Australian children aged 12-16 months. Overall, quality of intake could improve, with toddlers being exposed to energy-dense, nutrient-poor foods which may adversely affect the development of long-term healthy food preferences and growth trajectory. The leaner, but healthy weight toddler who exhibited more frequent food refusal was described a fussy eater or prompted higher maternal concern. However these behaviours are consistent with typical child development during the second year of life. Mothers can be supported to understand food refusal as manifestation of children's ability to self-regulate energy intake.

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ID Code: 86691
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Daniels, Lynne & Magarey, Anthea
Keywords: Breastfeeding, Child weight, Diversity, Dietary intake, Discretionary choices, feeding beliefs, feeding practices, fussy eating, maternal, structural equation modelling
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 28 Sep 2015 04:25
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2015 04:25

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