Much previous health research emphasises the important role of parents when it comes to inducing children healthy-eating habits. Interventions aiming at improving children’s eating behaviours have become widely applied, but most fail to include the immediate family (parents and siblings) in the design and evaluation of the intervention’s effects, even though children inevitable are a part of a family setting. Our study acknowledges the social aspects of behaviour change by adopting the children’s nearest family as a unit of analysis. By focusing on the family interaction, a more comprehensive and in-depth understanding of intervention outcomes was achieved.
Family interaction; healthy-eating intervention; children; parents; qualitative research