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Acta Paediatr. 2005 Jun;94(6):652-4.

Pediatrician's office: a solution in the prevention of childhood obesity.

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United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, Beltsville, MD 20705-2530, USA. sbowman@rbnrc.usda.gov

Abstract

A mother's ability to correctly perceive her child's weight status and her concern toward the overweight status of her child are important in the prevention of childhood obesity. Mothers should have adequate nutrition knowledge that enables them to plan and provide nutritious meals to their children.

CONCLUSION:

Pediatricians may play a role in childhood obesity prevention interventions by helping mothers understand growth charts and by providing mothers with appropriate nutrition guidance for planning a balanced diet.

PMID:
16188763
DOI:
10.1080/0803525051003050
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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