Embedding weight-related messages within a general parenting programme: development and feasibility evaluation of Parents and Tots Together

@article{Haines2012EmbeddingWM,
  title={Embedding weight-related messages within a general parenting programme: development and feasibility evaluation of Parents and Tots Together},
  author={J. Haines and A. Mayorga and Julia Mcdonald and A. O'Brien and Deborah Gross and E. Taveras and A. Epee-Bounya and M. Gillman},
  journal={Early Child Development and Care},
  year={2012},
  volume={182},
  pages={951 - 965}
}
  • J. Haines, A. Mayorga, +5 authors M. Gillman
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology
  • Early Child Development and Care
  • In this article, we describe the development and feasibility evaluation of Parents and Tots Together (PTT), a family-based obesity prevention intervention that embeds weight-related messages within a general parenting programme. To inform the development of PTT, we conducted 5 focus groups with 19 racially/ethnically diverse parents to examine parents' key concerns and usual practices related to child-rearing and children's weight-related behaviours. Results from the focus groups showed that… CONTINUE READING
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