Parental concerns about childhood obesity and the strategies employed to prevent unhealthy weight gain in children.

@article{Crawford2006ParentalCA,
  title={Parental concerns about childhood obesity and the strategies employed to prevent unhealthy weight gain in children.},
  author={David Andrew Crawford and Anna Timperio and Amanda Benson Amanda Telford and Jo Salmon},
  journal={Public health nutrition},
  year={2006},
  volume={9 7},
  pages={
          889-95
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To describe parental concerns about their child's weight, to determine the proportion of parents taking preventive action to avoid obesity in their children and the predictors of taking preventive action, and to describe the strategies adopted by parents. DESIGN A cross-sectional survey was conducted. Children's heights and weights were measured, and parents completed a questionnaire that included measures of their own weight status, perceptions of their child's weight, concerns… CONTINUE READING
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