Association between parental consumer attitudes with their children’s sensory taste preferences as well as their food choice

Hannah S. Jilani, Hermann Pohlabeln, Kirsten Buchecker, Wencke Gwozdz, Stefaan De Henauw, Gabriele Eiben, D. Molnár, Luis A. Moreno, Valeria Pala, Lucia Reisch, Paola Russo, Toomas Veidebaum, Wolfgang Ahrens, Antje Hebestreit

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Background We investigated the association between the consumer attitudes of European parents and their children’s taste preferences and food choice. Furthermore, we studied whether the parental consumer attitudes were related to education level. Methods This analysis included 1,407 IDEFICS study children aged 6.0 to 11.8 years and from 7 European countries, who participated in the sensory taste perception module between 2007 and 2010. Parental consumer attitude was operationalized as ‘trusting in foods known from advertisements’ (trusting advertisements) and as ‘not avoiding additives in food’ (not avoiding additives). Parents reported their educational attainment and completed a food frequency questionnaire for their children. Consumption frequencies of sweet, fatty and processed foods as well as a healthy diet adherence score were calculated. Children performed fat, sweet and umami taste preference tests. Multivariable logistic models were used to analyse the association between parental consumer attitudes and their children’s taste preference frequencies as well as parental education. Linear regression models were used to analyse the association between parental consumer attitudes and their children’s food consumption. Results Parental consumer attitudes were not associated with children’s fat, sweet and umami taste preferences. Children of parents trusting advertisements consumed more frequently processed foods (β = 1.21, 95% CI: 0.49; 1.93). Children of parents not avoiding additives consumed more often sweet, fatty and processed foods and had a lower healthy diet adherence score (β = 2.37, 95% CI: 1.03; 3.70; β = 2.27, 95% CI: 1.12; 3.43; β = 0.91, 95% CI: 0.22; 1.59; β = -2.87, 95% CI: -3.89; -1.85, respectively). Unfavourable parental consumer attitudes were associated with a lower parental education level across Europe (Compared to high education: Odds Ratio (OR) of trusting advertisements with medium education: 1.04, 95% CI: 0.77; 1.40; OR with low education: 2.01, 95% CI: 1.15; 3.54; OR of not avoiding additives with medium education: 1.91, 95% CI: 1.44; 2.54; OR with low education: 1.76, 95% CI: 0.96; 3.24). Conclusions Across Europe, unfavourable parental consumer attitudes are associated with a lower diet quality of their children. Parental consumer attitudes in turn were associated with their own level of education. This has implications for policy makers, interventions and health promotion programmes that aim to promote healthy eating.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0200413
JournalPLoS One
Volume13
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2018

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food choices
Education
Food
Processed foods
education
odds ratio
healthy diet
educational status
processed foods
Nutrition
Parents
Odds Ratio
umami
Linear Models
Fats
Taste Perception
Food Preferences
Food Additives
health promotion

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Jilani, H. S., Pohlabeln, H., Buchecker, K., Gwozdz, W., De Henauw, S., Eiben, G., ... Hebestreit, A. (2018). Association between parental consumer attitudes with their children’s sensory taste preferences as well as their food choice. PLoS One, 13(8), [e0200413]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0200413

Association between parental consumer attitudes with their children’s sensory taste preferences as well as their food choice. / Jilani, Hannah S.; Pohlabeln, Hermann; Buchecker, Kirsten; Gwozdz, Wencke; De Henauw, Stefaan; Eiben, Gabriele; Molnár, D.; Moreno, Luis A.; Pala, Valeria; Reisch, Lucia; Russo, Paola; Veidebaum, Toomas; Ahrens, Wolfgang; Hebestreit, Antje.

In: PLoS One, Vol. 13, No. 8, e0200413, 01.08.2018.

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Jilani, HS, Pohlabeln, H, Buchecker, K, Gwozdz, W, De Henauw, S, Eiben, G, Molnár, D, Moreno, LA, Pala, V, Reisch, L, Russo, P, Veidebaum, T, Ahrens, W & Hebestreit, A 2018, 'Association between parental consumer attitudes with their children’s sensory taste preferences as well as their food choice', PLoS One, vol. 13, no. 8, e0200413. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0200413
Jilani, Hannah S. ; Pohlabeln, Hermann ; Buchecker, Kirsten ; Gwozdz, Wencke ; De Henauw, Stefaan ; Eiben, Gabriele ; Molnár, D. ; Moreno, Luis A. ; Pala, Valeria ; Reisch, Lucia ; Russo, Paola ; Veidebaum, Toomas ; Ahrens, Wolfgang ; Hebestreit, Antje. / Association between parental consumer attitudes with their children’s sensory taste preferences as well as their food choice. In: PLoS One. 2018 ; Vol. 13, No. 8.
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