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Food and Nutrition Assistance Research Database

Project: Parental Time, Role Strains, Coping, and Children’s Diet and Nutrition
Award Year: 2000
Amount of award, fiscal 2000: $251,707.00
Institution: Texas A&M University
Principal Investigator: William McIntosh
Status: Ongoing
Detailed Objective: This project studies the effects of time use, time constraints, work demands, role strains, and coping mechanisms on children's diets and obesity risk. A survey of 300 households, with single parents oversampled, will provide detailed information for the analysis.

The project will use a multidisciplinary approach to study the effects of time allocations, time constraints and pressures, work demands, role strains, and coping mechanisms on children's dietary habits, dietary quality, and risk of obesity. The survey will collect detailed information on time usage, dietary intake, and socioeconomic characteristics. The project will improve our understanding of how the food assistance programs can best serve the working poor.

Topic: Child Nutrition, Dietary Intake and Quality, Obesity, Time Use
Output:
Kim, M-J., W. McIntosh, J. Anding, K. Kubena, D. Reed, G-S. Moon. “Perceived Parenting Behaviours Predict Young Adolescents' Nutritional Intake and Body Fatness," Maternal & Child Nutrition, Vol. 4, Issue 4, October 2008.
McIntosh, A., G. Davis, R. Nayga, Jr., J. Anding, C. Torres, K. Kubena, E. Perusquia, G. Yeley, and W. You. Parental Time, Role Strain, and Children's Fat Intake and Obesity-Related Outcomes, Contractor and Cooperator Report No.19, USDA, ERS, June 2006.
McIntosh, A., K. Kubena, G. Tolle, W. Dean, M-J. Kim, J-S. Jan, and J. Anding. “Determinants of Children’s Use of and Time Spent in Fast-food and Full-service Restaurants,” Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Vol. 43, Issue 3, May 2011.
McIntosh, W., K. Kubena, G. Tolle, W. Dean, J-S. Jan, and J. Anding. “Mothers and Meals: The Effects of Mothers’ Meal Planning and Shopping Motivations on Children's Participation in Family Meals,” Appetite, Vol. 55, Issue 3, December 2010.
McIntosh, W., K. Kubena, G. Tolle, W. Dean, J-S. Jan, and J. Anding. “Mothers and Meals: The Effects of Mothers’ Meal Planning and Shopping Motivations on Children's Participation in Family Meals,” Appetite, Vol. 55, Issue 3, December 2010.
McIntosh, W., W. Dean, C. Torres, J. Anding, K. Kubena, and R. Nayga. "The American Family Meal", Meals in Science and Practice: Interdisciplinary Research and Business Applications, H. Meiselman (Eds.), Woodhead Publishing Ltd., 2009.
You, W. Time Well Spent: How Watching Time can Reduce the Chances of Having Overweight Children. Publisher: VDM Verlag, May 2008.
You, W., and G. Davis. “Childhood Overweight: Does Quality of Parental Childcare Time Matter?,” Journal of Family Economics, Vol. 32, No. 2, June 2011.
You, W., and G. Davis. “Household Food Expenditures, Parental Time Allocation, and Childhood Overweight: An Integrated Two-Stage Collective Model with an Empirical Application and Test,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 92, Issue 3, April 2010.
Zhang, L. and W. McIntosh. "Children’s Weight Status and Maternal and Paternal Feeding Practices," Journal of Child Health Care, Vol. 15, No. 4, December 2011.

Last updated: Monday, August 18, 2014

For more information contact: Victor Oliveira