Parental perception of their children's weight status, and its association with their nutrition and obesity knowledge.

@article{Muhammad2008ParentalPO,
  title={Parental perception of their children's weight status, and its association with their nutrition and obesity knowledge.},
  author={Noor Azimah Muhammad and Khairani Omar and Shamsul Azhar Bin Shah and Leelavathi A P Muthupalaniappen and Fatimah Mohamed Arshad},
  journal={Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2008},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={
          597-602
        }
}
BACKGROUND Worldwide the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children is escalating. Parents' recognition of overweight or obesity in their own children is very important for a successful intervention in these children. This study examined parental perception of their children's weight status, and its association with their knowledge on nutrition and obesity. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a cross sectional study of parents with children aged 9 to 12 years, in a primary school of Kuala… CONTINUE READING

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