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Plating up appropriate portion sizes for children: a systematic review of parental food and beverage portioning practices

Overview of attention for article published in Obesity Reviews, August 2018
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Title
Plating up appropriate portion sizes for children: a systematic review of parental food and beverage portioning practices
Published in
Obesity Reviews, August 2018
DOI 10.1111/obr.12727
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Authors

L. Kairey, K. Matvienko-Sikar, C. Kelly, M. C. McKinley, E. M. O'Connor, P. M. Kearney, J. V. Woodside, J. M. Harrington

Abstract

Consumption of larger portion sizes is associated with higher energy intake and weight status in children. As parents play a pivotal role in child feeding, we synthesized literature on 'parental portioning practices' using a mixed methods systematic design to inform future strategies addressing portion sizes served to children. Electronic databases PubMed, EMBASE, SCOPUS, PsycINFO and CINAHL Plus were searched. Two reviewers independently screened 385 abstracts and assessed 71 full-text articles against eligibility criteria: studies assessing portioning of foods or beverages by parent(s) with ≥1 child aged 2-12 years. Narrative synthesis of 14 quantitative studies found that portion sizes parents serve vary substantially and are influenced by amounts parents serve themselves, perceived child hunger and parent and child body size. Thematic synthesis of 14 qualitative studies found that parents serve the portion sizes they learn to be appropriate for their child to be fed. Portioning is influenced by parents' desires for a healthy child with a balanced diet. Future guidance on appropriate portion sizes for children would ideally present recommended portion sizes for first serving, incremental with age. Future research is however needed to assess the adoption and efficacy of providing such guidance to families.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 54 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 12 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 22%
Student > Bachelor 5 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 7%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 6%
Other 9 17%
Unknown 9 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 12 22%
Nursing and Health Professions 11 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 17%
Social Sciences 5 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 2%
Other 5 9%
Unknown 11 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 23. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 March 2019.
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#924,403
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Outputs from Obesity Reviews
#409
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Outputs of similar age
#27,298
of 277,035 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Obesity Reviews
#7
of 28 outputs
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