Table 2

Multilevel linear regression-derived estimates of the association between educators’ practices and children’s dietary intake

Educators’ nutrition practicesVegetables and fruit (g)Vegetables and fruit without potatoes (g)Calories (kcal)Fibre (g)Sugar (g)Fat (g)Sodium (mg)
β95% CIβ95% CIβ95% CIβ95% CIβ95% CIβ95% CIβ95% CI
Modelling0.042−0.07 to 0.480.001−0.18 to 0.250.3660.00 to 1.420.065−0.001 to 0.140.1410.03 to 0.270.004−0.27 to 0.040.180−0.762 to 2.69
Nutrition education−0.038−0.42 to 0.07−0.01−0.31 to 0.10−0.456−1.46 to −0.02−0.066−0.12 to −0.01−0.081−0.17 to 0.019−0.009−0.04 to 0.00−0.951−4.33 to 0.02
Satiety recognition0.001−0.13 to 0.170.000−0.14 to 0.14−0.001−0.28 to 0.200.011−0.04 to 0.060.013−0.08 to 0.11−0.000−0.01 to 0.010.008−0.79 to 1.12
Verbal encouragement0.060−0.01 to 0.370.000−0.12 to 0.14−0.021−0.37 to 0.110.015−0.04 to 0.070.027−0.06 to 0.12−0.001−0.01 to 0.00−0.591−2.79 to 0.02
Not using food rewards−0.001−2.16 to 2.020.355−0.62 to 3.920−1.248−8.53 to 0.46−0.023−0.21 to 0.20−0.075−0.34 to 0.30−0.144−0.52 to −0.002−0.042−15.21 to 12.25
Overall nutrition practices0.002−0.01 to 0.040.000−0.02 to 0.02−0.004−0.07 to 0.020.003−0.02 to 0.030.011−0.03 to 0.05−0.000−0.003 to 0.000−0.04−0.36 to 0.04
  • Estimates are adjusted for province, rurality, socioeconomic status of the region and number of children in the childcare centre. Boldface indicates statistical significance (p <0.05). Fixed effect variance ranged from 1.64% to 14.8%. Random effect variance ranged from 24.3% to 47.9%.