Title

Family Dinners, Eating Regulation, and Dietary Intake

Presenter Information

Katrina Marquardt

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom C/D

Start Date

16-5-2013

End Date

16-5-2013

Abstract

The goal of this study was to find associations between family dinners and their influence on college students’ current dietary intake. Dietary intake is in regards to the Daily Recommended Allowance of specific foods. I also was looking to see if eating regulation behaviors are associated with family dinners and dietary intake. Eating regulation reflects motivation styles. I focused primarily on college students because I wanted to see if past family life influences one’s choices in college later on. Nutrition and eating regulation patterns are important for college students to comprehend. Literature supports that using results of studies regarding college students and eating behaviors can be used for interventions to change bad habits, preventing heart disease, obesity, diabetes, etc. Family dinners were investigated to show how family life does influence one’s eating habits. This also may suggest how good habits are learned in the home and can be applied to adult life. Studies support how family dinners are associated with overall good health and well-being. Therefore, eating regulations will be studied to see if family dinners affect how one makes decisions with eating habits. Two of the scales were permitted for me to use by the authors, the Regulation of Easting Behavior (EBS) scale, for eating regulation styles, and the Food Frequency Questionnaire. I created the family dinner scale. I collected my data from participants who were at least 18 years old. Taking my questionnaire, they gave their consent. I distributed my survey via social networking and the student intranet to receive responses.

Poster Number

16

Faculty Mentor(s)

Sarah Feeney

Additional Mentoring Department

Family and Consumer Sciences

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Family Dinners, Eating Regulation, and Dietary Intake

SURC Ballroom C/D

The goal of this study was to find associations between family dinners and their influence on college students’ current dietary intake. Dietary intake is in regards to the Daily Recommended Allowance of specific foods. I also was looking to see if eating regulation behaviors are associated with family dinners and dietary intake. Eating regulation reflects motivation styles. I focused primarily on college students because I wanted to see if past family life influences one’s choices in college later on. Nutrition and eating regulation patterns are important for college students to comprehend. Literature supports that using results of studies regarding college students and eating behaviors can be used for interventions to change bad habits, preventing heart disease, obesity, diabetes, etc. Family dinners were investigated to show how family life does influence one’s eating habits. This also may suggest how good habits are learned in the home and can be applied to adult life. Studies support how family dinners are associated with overall good health and well-being. Therefore, eating regulations will be studied to see if family dinners affect how one makes decisions with eating habits. Two of the scales were permitted for me to use by the authors, the Regulation of Easting Behavior (EBS) scale, for eating regulation styles, and the Food Frequency Questionnaire. I created the family dinner scale. I collected my data from participants who were at least 18 years old. Taking my questionnaire, they gave their consent. I distributed my survey via social networking and the student intranet to receive responses.