Maternal perceptions of early childhood ideal body weight differ among Mexican-origin mothers residing in Mexico compared to California.

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OBJECTIVE To assess maternal perceptions of children's current and ideal body sizes, and the meaning of and factors contributing to overweight in infancy and early childhood among Mexican-origin mothers living in Mexico and in California. DESIGN A quali-quantitative study combining focus groups and a self-administered questionnaire. SUBJECTS/SETTING A… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jada.2009.10.033

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