Campus Units

Human Development and Family Studies

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

12-2020

Journal or Book Title

Ecology of Food and Nutrition

Volume

Latest Articles

DOI

10.1080/03670244.2020.1858408

Abstract

Two focus group interviews with eight low-income Mexican fathers in two communities in a rural Midwestern state explored fathers’ perceptions, behaviors, and roles related to child and family food consumption, mealtimes, and physical activity. On average, fathers were 34 years of age, had 10 years of formal education, and annual household incomes ranged from $36,250 to $46,249. Findings include the identification of fifteen themes through the process of thematic analysis that are organized by five thematic areas of interest (family food patterns, strategies for healthy eating, family roles in food shopping and preparation, family mealtimes, physical activity among families). Findings revealed ways fathers contributed to their children’s and families’ health and well-being, and challenges they faced. Health promotion efforts aimed at rural, low-income Mexican immigrant families can benefit from embracing fathers’ perspectives and how they influence the health and well-being of their children and families.

Comments

This accepted article is published as Greder, K., Zaman, A., Routh, B., Hammons, A., Villegas, E., Rural Midwestern Mexican fathers’ perspectives on family food, mealtimes, and physical activity, Ecology of Food and Nutrition, Dec 18 2020. Doi: 10.1080/03670244.2020.1858408. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Taylor & Francis

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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