Title

Parenting in an Obesogenic Environment

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

University of Western Australia

Faculty

Business and Public Management

School

Marketing, Tourism and Leisure

RAS ID

4424

Comments

This article was originally published as: Roberts, M. (2005). Parenting in an obesogenic environment. Journal of Research for Consumers, (9), 1-6. Original available here

Abstract

This article explores the impact of a food-marketing trend that uses fun to sell unhealthy food to children. Twenty-one mothers of young children were interviewed (nine in focus groups and twelve in indepth interviews). The study found evidence of significant and potentially harmful changes in the food preferences and food consumption behaviours of children in response to these techniques. The findings also suggest that these techniques are increasing family conflict and undermining parental authority.

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