Parenthood as a window of opportunity for dietary changes : perspectives from uruguayan parents

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Parenthood as a window of opportunity for dietary changes : perspectives from uruguayan parents

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URUGUAY
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INVESTIGACION CUALITATIVA
NUTRICION
BIBLIOGRAFIA NACIONAL QUIMICA
2022

Abstract

Research on behavioral and social science has demonstrated that transitions throughout a person’s life course, as the life event of becoming a parent, represent an opportunity for dietary changes. However, research in this area has been mostly restricted to developed European and North American countries and has shown ambiguous results. The present work aimed to gain an in-depth understanding on the changes in eating habits caused by the transition to parenthood and to explore factors influencing those changes in Uruguay, a Latin American country. Forty-two in-depth interviews with Uruguayan parents from diverse social-economic backgrounds were conducted. The narrations by the interviewees evidenced mostly positive changes during three stages in the transition: pregnancy, the first months with the baby, and the beginning of complementary feeding. Most informants perceived changes mainly in terms of increased consumption of fruits, vegetables, and pulses; increased consumption of homemade meals; and decreased consumption of ultra-processed foods, fast foods, and fried foods. Reasons for these changes included adaptation of meals to the child’s needs and schedule, feeling of responsibility for the child’s health, and willingness to be a good role model. Factors influencing changes in eating habits were identified in some levels of the socioecological model and included socioeconomic status; price of fruits, vegetables, and fish; low accessibility of good quality fish; perceived time pressure; father’s low interest on healthy eating; social support; and access to nutrition information. Findings suggest that parenthood represents a window of opportunity for favorable changes in eating habits. However, barriers constraining those changes should be addressed by stakeholders.

Autor

Ferreira Moura, Andreia
Girona, Alejandra

Fuente

Health Education and Behavior, v.50, n°1, 2022

Editor

Society for Public Health Education

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2022

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Artículo

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10.1177/10901981221074912

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Uruguay

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February 9, 2023
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Bibliografía Nacional Química
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Ferreira Moura, Andreia, “Parenthood as a window of opportunity for dietary changes : perspectives from uruguayan parents,” RIQUIM - Repositorio Institucional de la Facultad de Química - UdelaR, accessed April 23, 2024, https://riquim.fq.edu.uy/items/show/6599.
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