Academic journal article Journal of Eating Disorders

Evaluation of the New 'Confident Body Confident Child' Prevention Resource for Parents of Pre-School Children: A Randomised Controlled Trial

Academic journal article Journal of Eating Disorders

Evaluation of the New 'Confident Body Confident Child' Prevention Resource for Parents of Pre-School Children: A Randomised Controlled Trial

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Author(s): Laura Hart[sup.1], Stephanie Damiano[sup.1], Fiona Sutherland[sup.1] and Susan Paxton[sup.1]

Confident Body Confident Child (CBCC) is a new resource to assist parents in providing a positive body image and eating environment for 2-6 year-old children. The print materials, website, poster and information session were developed from research on child risk factors for body dissatisfaction and disordered eating. This study evaluated the CBCC resource using a four arm RCT; A) CBCC resource + face-to-face information session, B) CBCC resource only, C) Nutrition resource only and D) waitlist control. Parent participants completed online self-report measures of child eating and media viewing habits, parental feeding practices, parent disordered eating and body dissatisfaction, knowledge of positive parenting strategies and stigmatising attitudes to shape and weight. 340 participants completed baseline measures and were followed-up after receiving the resource, 6-months and 12months after. …

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