Christopher Deeks

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CONTEXT Childhood obesity is a major public health problem, and prevention efforts should begin early in life and involve parents. OBJECTIVE To determine what factors are associated with mothers' failure to perceive when their preschool children are overweight. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. SETTINGS Offices of private pediatricians and clinics of the(More)
To better explore possible factors that may lead to childhood obesity, we developed and analyzed two new instruments that assess maternal feeding practices and beliefs. The Infant Feeding Questionnaire (IFQ) assesses feeding during the entire first year of life and was administered to 453 mothers of children 11 to 23 months old. The Preschooler Feeding(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify maternal beliefs and practices about child feeding that are associated with the development of childhood obesity. DESIGN Four focus groups. One group of dietitians from the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) in the Northern Kentucky Health District and 3 groups of mothers with children enrolled in(More)
OBJECTIVE To better understand risk factors for the development of obesity in early childhood, we examined the association between children's adiposity and their parents' eating behavior and body mass index (BMI). RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES Parents of 85 white children 36 months of age (49 boys and 36 girls) completed the Three-Factor Eating(More)
We report the results of a VAMAS (Versailles Project on Advanced Materials and Standards) interlaboratory study on the measurement of composition in organic depth profiling. Layered samples with known binary compositions of Irganox 1010 and either Irganox 1098 or Fmoc-pentafluoro-l-phenylalanine in each layer were manufactured in a single batch and(More)
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