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ERIC Number: EJ827344
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Prevention: The First Line of Defense against Childhood Obesity
Milano, Kimberly
Zero to Three, v28 n1 p6-11 Sep 2007
Childhood obesity has become an alarming problem in this country. Risk factors associated with childhood obesity include having obese parents, a history of low or high birth weight, Black or Hispanic ethnicity, and low socioeconomic background. Although most healthy American infants and toddlers have adequate diets, many parents and health professionals worry about food intake. Well-intentioned efforts to encourage healthy eating may in fact disrupt children's self-regulation and cause weight problems in the long term. Efforts to prevent childhood obesity should include accurate nutritional assessment, encouraging mothers to breast-feed, and promoting healthy eating and physical activity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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