Session 64:
Parental Influences on Childhood Obesity

Thursday, May 3
3:30 PM - 5:20 PM
Union Square 19-20
Fourth Floor

Chair: Hilary M. Dotson, University of South Florida
Discussant: Colleen M. Heflin, University of Missouri, Columbia
Discussant: Alison Jacknowitz, American University

  1. Maternal English Language Proficiency and Obesity among Young Children of ImmigrantsElizabeth H. Baker, RAND Corporation; Margaret M. Weden, RAND Corporation; Michael S. Rendall, University of Maryland and RAND Corporation

  2. Does Family Structure Matter? A Comparison of Childhood Obesity in Single-Father Families and Other Family TypesJennifer A. Turchi, University of Iowa; Mary C. Noonan, University of Iowa

  3. Parents under Fire: The Role of Parental Stress and Parenting Involvement in Children’s Media Use, Obesity and Academic SkillsElizabeth A. Vandewater, University of Texas at Austin; Seoung Eun Park, University of Texas at Austin; Laurence M. Denis, University of Texas at Austin

  4. Maternal Employment and Children’s Body Mass Index: The Importance of Developmental Timing and Work IntensityKathleen M. Ziol-Guest, Cornell University; Rachel Dunifon, Cornell University

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