National WIC Association

Relationship of child-feeding practices to overweight in low-income Mexican-American preschool-aged children

Melgar-Quiñonez HR, Kaiser LL. Relationship of child-feeding practices to overweight in low-income Mexican-American preschool-aged children. J Am Diet Assoc. Jul 2004;104(7):1110-1119.

The purpose of the study was to understand the relationship between overweight status in low-income Mexican-American preschool-aged children and child-feeding practices, as well as other factors. The results indicated that birthweight, a mother’s body mass index of 30 or above, and juice intake were positively related to overweight status. Children participating in the WIC Program were less likely to be overweight.

Categories: Obesity Prevention