Study ties family behaviors to weight control in children

01/16/2013 | Wichita Eagle (Kan.), The

A study in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology found children and their families who either followed the Positively Fit program or a brief family intervention program with a dietitian lost weight from pre-intervention to post-intervention and at one year. Family engagement is key to encouraging healthier eating and exercise behaviors in children, a researcher said.

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