How important are the influencing factors to the decision on whether to provide seafood in infant and young child feeding?

Sharon A. Carstairs, Debbi Marais, Leone C. A. Craig, Kirsty Kiezebrink

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)
5 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

Seafood is recommended as part of a healthy, balanced introductory diet however, consumption rates are low in young children. Research has previously investigated the influences to seafood consumption in consumers and non-consumers however the importance of these factors in mothers' decisions on whether to provide seafood for their child during the early years is unknown. This study aimed to measure the importance of factors that influence mothers' decisions on providing seafood for their child during infant and young child feeding (six months to four years). A mixed method Q methodology and cognitive interview approach was used with 32 mothers in Scotland. Despite a large consensus of opinion between mothers (n = 20) on the importance of factors on their decision-making, two viewpoints emerged highlighting an importance placed on food attributes and the infant, and convenience and family-centred. This study is the first to quantify the influences on the decision to provide seafood during early years' feeding and could be used to inform and tailor seafood-based dietary promotions and interventions for parents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224-233
Number of pages10
JournalAppetite
Volume117
Early online date20 May 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017

Fingerprint

Seafood
Mothers
Infant Food
Fast Foods
Scotland
Consensus
Decision Making
Parents
Interviews
Diet
Research

Keywords

  • Seafood
  • Infant feeding
  • Weaning
  • Complementary feeding
  • Influences

Cite this

How important are the influencing factors to the decision on whether to provide seafood in infant and young child feeding? / Carstairs, Sharon A.; Marais, Debbi; Craig, Leone C. A.; Kiezebrink, Kirsty.

In: Appetite, Vol. 117, 10.2017, p. 224-233.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{1929132146c04d03bb29c612bc5fdd6b,
title = "How important are the influencing factors to the decision on whether to provide seafood in infant and young child feeding?",
abstract = "Seafood is recommended as part of a healthy, balanced introductory diet however, consumption rates are low in young children. Research has previously investigated the influences to seafood consumption in consumers and non-consumers however the importance of these factors in mothers' decisions on whether to provide seafood for their child during the early years is unknown. This study aimed to measure the importance of factors that influence mothers' decisions on providing seafood for their child during infant and young child feeding (six months to four years). A mixed method Q methodology and cognitive interview approach was used with 32 mothers in Scotland. Despite a large consensus of opinion between mothers (n = 20) on the importance of factors on their decision-making, two viewpoints emerged highlighting an importance placed on food attributes and the infant, and convenience and family-centred. This study is the first to quantify the influences on the decision to provide seafood during early years' feeding and could be used to inform and tailor seafood-based dietary promotions and interventions for parents.",
keywords = "Seafood, Infant feeding, Weaning, Complementary feeding, Influences",
author = "Carstairs, {Sharon A.} and Debbi Marais and Craig, {Leone C. A.} and Kirsty Kiezebrink",
note = "Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank the mothers who volunteered to take part in the Q sort interviews. Sources of funding This study was funded by the Seafish Authority and Interface Food and Drink Scotland as part of a PhD scholarship for SC.",
year = "2017",
month = "10",
doi = "10.1016/j.appet.2017.05.034",
language = "English",
volume = "117",
pages = "224--233",
journal = "Appetite",
issn = "0195-6663",
publisher = "Academic Press Inc.",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - How important are the influencing factors to the decision on whether to provide seafood in infant and young child feeding?

AU - Carstairs, Sharon A.

AU - Marais, Debbi

AU - Craig, Leone C. A.

AU - Kiezebrink, Kirsty

N1 - Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank the mothers who volunteered to take part in the Q sort interviews. Sources of funding This study was funded by the Seafish Authority and Interface Food and Drink Scotland as part of a PhD scholarship for SC.

PY - 2017/10

Y1 - 2017/10

N2 - Seafood is recommended as part of a healthy, balanced introductory diet however, consumption rates are low in young children. Research has previously investigated the influences to seafood consumption in consumers and non-consumers however the importance of these factors in mothers' decisions on whether to provide seafood for their child during the early years is unknown. This study aimed to measure the importance of factors that influence mothers' decisions on providing seafood for their child during infant and young child feeding (six months to four years). A mixed method Q methodology and cognitive interview approach was used with 32 mothers in Scotland. Despite a large consensus of opinion between mothers (n = 20) on the importance of factors on their decision-making, two viewpoints emerged highlighting an importance placed on food attributes and the infant, and convenience and family-centred. This study is the first to quantify the influences on the decision to provide seafood during early years' feeding and could be used to inform and tailor seafood-based dietary promotions and interventions for parents.

AB - Seafood is recommended as part of a healthy, balanced introductory diet however, consumption rates are low in young children. Research has previously investigated the influences to seafood consumption in consumers and non-consumers however the importance of these factors in mothers' decisions on whether to provide seafood for their child during the early years is unknown. This study aimed to measure the importance of factors that influence mothers' decisions on providing seafood for their child during infant and young child feeding (six months to four years). A mixed method Q methodology and cognitive interview approach was used with 32 mothers in Scotland. Despite a large consensus of opinion between mothers (n = 20) on the importance of factors on their decision-making, two viewpoints emerged highlighting an importance placed on food attributes and the infant, and convenience and family-centred. This study is the first to quantify the influences on the decision to provide seafood during early years' feeding and could be used to inform and tailor seafood-based dietary promotions and interventions for parents.

KW - Seafood

KW - Infant feeding

KW - Weaning

KW - Complementary feeding

KW - Influences

U2 - 10.1016/j.appet.2017.05.034

DO - 10.1016/j.appet.2017.05.034

M3 - Article

VL - 117

SP - 224

EP - 233

JO - Appetite

JF - Appetite

SN - 0195-6663

ER -