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Table 2—

Frequency of observed mealtime behaviors

DINE behaviorsMean ± SDRange
Parent behaviors   
    Direct commands 2.92 ± 3.19 0.00–14.67 
    Interrupted commands 3.09 ± 4.50 0.00–20.67 
    Coax 3.95 ± 4.81 0.00–27.00 
    Feed 3.23 ± 12.14 0.00–59.00 
    Physical prompt 1.43 ± 1.72 0.00–6.00 
    Reinforcement 0.36 ± 0.51 0.00–1.67 
    Parent talk 34.35 ± 25.32 1.00–102.33 
Child behaviors   
    Away from table 14.05 ± 18.61 0.00–104.00 
    Child talk 40.92 ± 31.44 2.00–170.67 
    Food refusal 1.69 ± 1.90 0.00–8.33 
    Requesting food 0.81 ± 1.06 0.00–4.00 
    Noncompliance 1.06 ± 1.41 0.00–6.33 
    Child play 7.63 ± 36.78 0.00–218.67 
Child eating   
    Bites 62.51 ± 22.69 17.67–104.33 
    Sips 7.83 ± 4.77 0.00–24.33 
    No plate 0.89 ± 3.25 0.00–18.67 
    Spit-out 0.24 ± 0.42 0.00–1.67 
DINE behaviorsMean ± SDRange
Parent behaviors   
    Direct commands 2.92 ± 3.19 0.00–14.67 
    Interrupted commands 3.09 ± 4.50 0.00–20.67 
    Coax 3.95 ± 4.81 0.00–27.00 
    Feed 3.23 ± 12.14 0.00–59.00 
    Physical prompt 1.43 ± 1.72 0.00–6.00 
    Reinforcement 0.36 ± 0.51 0.00–1.67 
    Parent talk 34.35 ± 25.32 1.00–102.33 
Child behaviors   
    Away from table 14.05 ± 18.61 0.00–104.00 
    Child talk 40.92 ± 31.44 2.00–170.67 
    Food refusal 1.69 ± 1.90 0.00–8.33 
    Requesting food 0.81 ± 1.06 0.00–4.00 
    Noncompliance 1.06 ± 1.41 0.00–6.33 
    Child play 7.63 ± 36.78 0.00–218.67 
Child eating   
    Bites 62.51 ± 22.69 17.67–104.33 
    Sips 7.83 ± 4.77 0.00–24.33 
    No plate 0.89 ± 3.25 0.00–18.67 
    Spit-out 0.24 ± 0.42 0.00–1.67 
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