UC Davis parents to peers study

In collaboration with Carolyn Sutter, Jennifer Taylor, and Lenna Ontai, PhD

"Using multiple methods, our team is currently examining how both parent and peer influences relate to the foods available to youth during lunchtime at school." 

"We are able to capture information related to parental and peer influence, as well as food availability, selection, and consumption, using a unique set of methods we have designed or adapted."  These include daily reports from youth and parents, self-reports of peer food exchanges during lunchtime at school, peer nominations to determine social status and friendships, and digital plate waste imaging to assess food selection and consumption during lunchtime.

See more below in Family Focus on Families and Obesity from NCFR; June, 2016.