Reducing Childhood Obesity by Improving Parental Perception of Child Weight Status in a Rural Medical Center

Christy Robinson
The prevalence of obesity in children and adolescents has increased dramatically in the past 40 years. This escalating crisis has reached epidemic proportions as almost one third of the children are considered overweight or obese in the United States. It is especially concerning that obesity is identified in preschoolers which can be predictive of obesity that extends into adolescence and adulthood. Prior research suggests that many parents were unable to recognize their children as being...
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