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Table 6 Theme: Mom's Influence on Children's Food Choices

From: "I'm the Momma": Using photo-elicitation to understand matrilineal influence on family food choice


Mom's Influence on Children's Food Choices


Participants' sharing attitudes and experiences regarding Mom's influence on children's food choices, mostly through direct interactions with grandchildren.

Representative Quotes

"Well, my mom is like most, the person that sometimes watch for me, so I don't have to tell her what to...She's more, like picky than me...You have to eat this! Ha ha! (laughing)." -Lola

"...One thing I won't let him [son]...those energy drinks. I'm like, 'No, you don't need that, and you're not gonna drink that.' And it's a battle cuz he will want one, or his grandma will buy one for him. I'm like, 'No, that's not good for you right now.' So..." -Pat


Pleased with Mom's influence on children;

Frustration with Mom's influence on children