Child Nutrition Programs & School Nutrition
Public Health and Wellness
465. Responsive Feeding and Division of Responsibility: A Comparative Analysis of Childhood Feeding Approaches
Sunday, October 21
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Session Level 2 - Intermediate
Parent/caregiver feeding behaviors are known to be important for optimal child health, growth and development. A familiar and accepted parent/caregiver feeding framework is the Satter Division of Responsibility (sDOR), which addresses leadership in meal and snack environment, composition, and delivery and child autonomy in deciding whether and how much to eat from foods offered. Responsive feeding is a relatively recent arrival, originating from parenting terminology. sDOR and responsive feeding frameworks promote feeding relationships congruent with healthy child growth and development. However, the extent of overlap between their theoretical and practical application and unique characteristics are not clearly articulated in the professional literature. This session will provide direction to compare the two; show their relationship to authoritative parenting, health and child obesity prevention; and reveal tools to assess sDOR and responsive feeding practices.
- Compare Satter Division of Responsibility (sDOR) in Feeding and Responsive Feeding frameworks.
- Describe authoritative parenting and its relationship to the evidence base for sDOR in feeding and responsive feeding.
- Appraise measurement tools to assess sDOR in feeding and responsive feeding practices.
Learning Need Codes:
- 9070 - Research instruments, techniques
- 4150 - Infancy and Childhood (stages of life cycle)
- 6040 - Education theories and techniques for children and adolescents