Parental Feeding Style Energy Intake and Weight Status in Young Scottish Children

At the same time, other researchers indicate that diet is fundamental to the development and maturity of children. In this case, therefore, the consumption rates and habits determine whether the child will be obese or a normal child. Blissett (2011, pp. 826) indicates that, it is imperative to make a note of the fact that, consumption habits and rates are recurrent in the subsequent adulthood years of the child. Though other factors like the media, school system have an effect on the eating habits, the role of the parent takes up the greatest percentage. This essay shall undertake an initiative to critically review the work of Montgomery, et al’s (2006, pp. 1149) by comparing and contrasting it with the works of other authors. The critique will highlight the similarity of various arguments in the text, as well as, the contrasts of the journal with others of the same topic. Additionally, the critique will attempt to highlight the most tangible evidence provided in the selected texts. 2.0. Evaluation/Synthesis According to Montgomery, et al’s (2006, pp. 1150), the feeding style of parents play a major role in determining the kind of feeding behavior of their children. … In this context, therefore, it is justified to argue that, parents are the major determinants of the dietary habits of their patients. In order to come up with tangible evidence on the notion of parents feeding styles and obese children, Montgomery, et al’s (2006, pp. 1149) conducted a survey using the Child Feeding Questionnaire (CFQ) on a sample of 117 selected Scottish children. In this case, they aimed at finding out if gender implicates the weight of the child, weight status of children, feeding styles as well as, the normal intakes of energy by the sample children. The major aim of this article includes, conducting research on the changes that have taken place in the sample children since the commencement of the research, the implications of diet regulation and the weight of the children and finally the intake level of energies by the Scottish children. It is justified to argue that, this article is valid, in that, the research was confined on children of two age numbers. thus, it was extremely easy to collect and analyze the data collected. This journal also concurs with the thoughts of Powers, et al (2006, pp. 2026) who argue that the high rates of obesity amongst children have been related to the parent feeding styles and practices introduced on the children. From the results of Haycraft, Blissett, and Meyer’s (2011, pp. 647) research, eating behaviors of the children have a great correlation with the parenting style, in relation to the feeding practices. Sleddens, et al (2010, pp. 30) study also incorporated the use of Parental Feeding Style Questionnaire to assess the impacts of the feeding styles on children’s