Parent and Child Perspectives and Relationships Around Mealtimes in Preschools and Child Care Centers
The purpose is to examine perceptions of children and parents about environmental and relational factors that impact child mealtime experiences and outcomes in child care centers and preschool programs. The goal is to identify direct-care relationship and environmental factors that influence mealtime experiences in childcare and preschools. Objective One is: Determine themes in child expressed thoughts about mealtime relationships and near feeding environments in child care and preschool programs. Objective Two is: Determine common themes of parent reported perspectives about child relationships and environments at mealtimes in child care centers and preschools. Materials for trainers and professors who teach early childhood nutrition and feeding classes will be an output. A parent corner will be linked to our website on feeding children in group settings.