Parental Nutrition Knowledge Rather Than Nutrition Label Use Is Associated With Adiposity in Children

Parental Nutrition Knowledge Rather Than Nutrition Label Use Is Associated With Adiposity in Children

Category: Children
Parental Nutrition Knowledge Rather Than Nutrition Label Use Is Associated With Adiposity in Children

(recorded 10/31/2016)

Speaker: Lisa Kakinami, PhD, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Concordia University

Parents with greater nutrition label use had more favorable lipids, but children's lipids were unaffected. Children of parents with greater nutrition knowledge had lower adiposity. Further research on the correlates of label use and health is needed.

Learning objectives:
-Identify critical gaps in our understanding of how nutrition label use may be associated with children's health
-Explain the methods and results of the analysis investigating the associations between parent's nutrition label use and nutrition knowledge on their cardiometabolic health, and the cardiometabolic health of their children
-Identify the strengths and weaknesses of the study's methodology and their implications on study results


Bio:
Dr. Lisa Kakinami received her PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Rochester. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in collaboration with the PERFORM Centre, at Concordia University, in Montreal, Quebec. Her research is aimed at improving our understanding of the determinants of childhood obesity (focusing on poverty, social-familial factors and behaviours) and empirically testing the methodological tools used in identifying obesity.  

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