Parents rank their obese children as ‘very healthy’

21 julio 2014

Parents of obese children often do not recognize the potentially serious health consequences of childhood weight gain or the importance of daily physical activity in helping their child reach a healthy weight, a study shows. «Parents have a hard time changing their child’s dietary and physical activity behaviors,» said the study’s lead author. «Our study tells us what factors may be associated with a parent’s motivation to help their child become more healthy.»