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ERIC Number: EJ1061414
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
Perceptions of Childhood Obesity among Rural Parents, Teachers, and School Administrators
Tripp, Paula J.; Choi, Jin Young
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v106 n4 p33-39 2015
The purposes of this exploratory qualitative research were to describe perceptions related to childhood obesity of rural parents, teachers, and school administrators and to examine how their perceptions shape their choices and behaviors for children's eating and physical exercise. The results showed that the perceptions of childhood obesity in the community differed among school administrators, teachers, and parents. There were also distinct differences in the aspects of the practices that each group focused on for children's healthy eating and physical activities. Their practices seemed to be influenced by their perceptions of childhood obesity. Challenges for addressing childhood obesity are identified.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas