Child caloric intake and child physical activity.
The researchers studied 80 parent-child groups of 8 to 12-year-old overweight or obese children and families in the parent company or parent+ child programs were randomized to treat five months of child and parent body size, child caloric intake and child physical activity. At baseline at baseline, post-treatment and up with a six-month follow visit. Source: University of California.
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‘parents the most important people in a child’s environment is known as the first and most important teachers,’said Boutelle ‘Since they play an important role in any weight-loss program for children, we wondered whether the same results could work only with parents, without the child will be achieved in the clinic. (more…)