• Lindsay P. South

Eating behaviors of parents play a role in teens' emotional eating

New study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior outlines what role parents can play in shaping emotional eating in their adolescent children

Philadelphia September 7, 2022

Emotional eating, or eating as a coping mechanism for negative, positive, or stress-driven e

motions, is associated with unhealthy dietary patterns and weight gain. A research article featured in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, published by Elsevier, discusses adolescent vulnerability to emotional eating and how various feeding practices used by parents, such as restriction, food as reward, and child involvement, influence eating behavior. "Emotional eating was previously found to be more learned than inherited. This study examined not only the interaction between parents when feeding their children, but also what .....



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