Enhancing food habits via sensitivity in rural low-SES mothers of children aged 1–3 living in Colombia: a randomized controlled trial using video-feedback intervention Academic Article


  • Attachment and Human Development


  • In a randomized controlled trial with 25 Colombian rural low-SES mothers and their children (aged 1–3 years), the effectiveness of the Video-feedback Intervention to promote Positive Parenting and Sensitive Discipline (VIPP-SD) in enhancing maternal sensitivity and food habits was tested pre-intervention, post-intervention, and at a 6-month follow-up. The study further verified whether maternal sensitivity represented a mechanism of change for food habits. Mixed models indicated that the VIPP-SD did promote higher maternal sensitivity and better food habits. Moreover, increased maternal sensitivity following the VIPP-SD predicted improved maternal food habits, both post-intervention and at the follow-up. The findings suggest that interventions aimed at preventing early inadequate parental food habits in low-SES communities should promote sensitive parenting during daily mother–child interactions, in addition to offering nutritional advice.

publication date

  • 2020-6-29


  • 23


  • Child
  • Colombia
  • Feeding Behavior
  • Food Intolerance
  • Mothers
  • Parenting
  • Randomized Controlled Trials

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1461-6734

number of pages

  • 21

start page

  • 831

end page

  • 852