Television watching and frequency of family meals are predictive of overweight onset and persistence in a national sample of school-aged children.

@article{Gable2007TelevisionWA,
  title={Television watching and frequency of family meals are predictive of overweight onset and persistence in a national sample of school-aged children.},
  author={Sara Gable and Yiting Chang and Jennifer L. Krull},
  journal={Journal of the American Dietetic Association},
  year={2007},
  volume={107 1},
  pages={53-61}
}
OBJECTIVE To identify eating and activity factors associated with school-aged children's onset of overweight and persistent overweight. DESIGN Data were gathered at four time points between kindergarten entry and spring of third grade. Children were directly weighed and measured and categorized as not overweight (<95th percentile of body mass index) or overweight (> or =95th percentile body mass index); parents were interviewed by telephone or in person. SUBJECTS/SETTING Subjects were… CONTINUE READING
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