Feasibility of Targeting Hispanic Fathers and Children in an Obesity Intervention: "Pap ás Saludables Niños Saludables".
Conclusions: With oversampling and improvements in the recruitment strategies, Papás Saludables Niños Saludables is feasible for a randomized controlled clinical trial to address whether a father-targeted lifestyle program is efficacious among low-income Hispanic men and their children. PMID: 32466678 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Childhood Obesity)
Source: Childhood Obesity - May 31, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

Cross-Site Process Evaluation Results for the Early Childhood Education Center Setting: CORD Study.
Conclusion: The Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration project reached large numbers of children, families, teachers, and ECECs. Maintaining intervention fidelity while reaching large numbers of at-risk individuals proved to be a challenge. PMID: 32471316 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Childhood Obesity)
Source: Childhood Obesity - May 31, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

Managing Excessive Weight Gain in Children < 2 Years of Age: Interviews with Primary Care Providers.
Managing Excessive Weight Gain in Children
Source: Childhood Obesity - May 30, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

Association between Maternal Depressive Symptoms with Overweight/Obesity among Children Aged 0-5 Years According to the 2016 Demographic and Family Health Survey.
Authors: Echevarría-Castro N, Matayoshi-Pérez A, Alvarado GF Abstract Background: Overweight and obesity among children under the age of 5 have become a public health problem. The worldwide prevalence is 4.9% and 6.0%, whereas in Peru it is 7.4% and 1.9%, respectively. The causes of these problems are multifactorial and must be studied to prevent the multiple consequences on children's health. Methods: Secondary data analysis of the 2016 Demographic and Family Health Survey (DHS). The sample size was 7935 children and their mothers. The dependent variable was childhood overweight/obesity, measured acc...
Source: Childhood Obesity - May 22, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

Sedentary Behavior and Obesity in Youth According to Meeting Physical Activity Guidelines: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2003-2006.
Authors: Ryu S, Loprinzi P, Kim H, Kang M Abstract Background: The purpose of this study was to examine the association between sedentary time and obesity in youth according to meeting physical activity guidelines. Methods: A total of 1991 youth (10-17 years) from the 2003 to 2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey were included in the analysis. Physical activity was categorized into two levels: (1) daily engagement in ≥60 minutes of moderate and vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and (2)
Source: Childhood Obesity - May 22, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

COVID-19 and Nutrition: The Need for Initiatives to Promote Healthy Eating and Prevent Obesity in Childhood.
Authors: Ribeiro KDDS, Garcia LRS, Dametto JFDS, Assunção DGF, Maciel BLL PMID: 32429705 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Childhood Obesity)
Source: Childhood Obesity - May 22, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

Gut Bacterial Families Are Associated with Body Composition and Metabolic Risk Markers in School-Aged Children in Rural Mexico.
Conclusion: In rural Mexican school-aged children, a low abundance of Bacteroidaceae-Porphyromonadaceae-Prevotellaceae and a high abundance of Lactobacillaceae are associated with obesity and metabolic disturbances. PMID: 32429742 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Childhood Obesity)
Source: Childhood Obesity - May 22, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

A Media Literacy-Based Nutrition Program Fosters Parent-Child Food Marketing Discussions, Improves Home Food Environment, and Youth Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables.
Conclusions: This family-centered approach helped family members practice using media together to make better nutrition decisions without depending on the ability of parents to limit media use. It successfully addressed the often-negative impact of the media on behaviors that increase obesity risk while also cultivating the potential for media to provide useful information that can lead to behaviors that decrease obesity risk. PMID: 32311295 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Childhood Obesity)
Source: Childhood Obesity - April 21, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

The Impact of Parental Diabetes on the Prevalence of Childhood Obesity.
Conclusions: Parental diabetes is associated with an increased risk of overweight among children, independent of parental education. Concomitant parental diabetes and overweight should be particularly alarming criteria when prioritizing preventive interventions at an early age. PMID: 32271617 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Childhood Obesity)
Source: Childhood Obesity - April 11, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

The Rise in Pediatric Obesity-Related Conditions and Costs in Public Insurance Programs: Evidence from Alabama.
Authors: Sen B, Sharma P, Blackburn J, Morrisey M, Corvey K, Menachemi N, Caldwell C, Becker D Abstract Background: The increase in pediatric obesity rates is well documented. The extent of corresponding increases in diagnoses of obesity-related conditions (Ob-Cs) and associated medical costs for children in public insurance programs is unknown. Methods: Retrospective claims data linked to enrollees' demographic data for Alabama's Children's Health Insurance Program (ALL Kids) 1999-2015 were used. Multivariate linear probability models were used to estimate the likelihood of having any Ob-C diagnoses. Two-part mode...
Source: Childhood Obesity - March 29, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

Tracking of Obesity in Childhood into Adulthood: Effects on Body Mass Index and Fat Mass Index at Age 50.
In this study, links between childhood body size and BMI and body composition at age ∼50 were assessed. Methods: Child Health and Development Studies participants, born between 1960 and 1963 in Alameda County, and still living in California, from whom anthropometric data were collected at age 5, 9-11, and/or 15-17 years were followed-up at age ∼50 for anthropometric outcomes (251 women; 249 men). Linear regression analyses assessed whether overweight (85th to
Source: Childhood Obesity - March 21, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

Association between Sleep Duration and Body Composition in Girls Ten to Eighteen Years of Age: A Population-Based Study.
Conclusions: Our results suggest that shorter sleep duration is related to higher FM, but not lean mass, especially in the trunk. PMID: 32181679 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Childhood Obesity)
Source: Childhood Obesity - March 19, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

High Rates of Obesity at Presentation Persist into Survivorship across Childhood Cancer Types.
We examined BMI from oncology diagnosis or presentation, through treatment, and into survivorship across the most common cancer types seen in pediatric oncology. Methods: Patients were categorized into three oncologic diagnoses: leukemia and lymphoma (n = 69), neural tumors (n = 80), and non-neural solid tumors (n = 80) at yearly intervals over the course of 11 years. To allow for comparisons across age groups, BMI percentiles were calculated with
Source: Childhood Obesity - March 18, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

Sex Differences in the Association between Household Chaos and Body Mass Index z-Score in Low-Income Toddlers.
Authors: Riley HO, Lo SL, Rosenblum K, Sturza J, Kaciroti N, Lumeng JC, Miller AL Abstract Background: Associations between household chaos and childhood overweight have been identified, but the mechanisms of association are not clearly established in young children, with some studies linking higher chaos to increased obesity risk, whereas other studies link higher chaos to lower obesity risk. Given the lack of consistent findings and early sex differences in vulnerability to chaos, we examined child sex as a moderator of the chaos-child overweight association. We also tested these associations with self-regulation...
Source: Childhood Obesity - March 12, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

The Impact of a Multipronged Intervention to Increase School Lunch Participation among Secondary School Students in an Urban Public School District.
Conclusions: While this intervention demonstrated a modest, but significant relative increase in school lunch participation, the effect was not sufficient to halt large district-wide declines in participation during this study period. Given the significant time, money, and political capital required to implement the intervention, districts should carefully consider similar investments. Broader public policies or other changes to economic conditions that affect eligibility for means-tested benefits-in this case, a strengthening local economy coupled with an increased local minimum wage-may influence school lunch participati...
Source: Childhood Obesity - March 12, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

Alarming Trends in Severe Obesity in Chinese Children from 1991 to 2015.
Authors: Fan H, Zhang X Abstract Background: Little information is available on the trends in severe pediatric obesity in China. Therefore, we aimed to examine the trends in overweight, obesity, and severe obesity in Chinese children from 1991 to 2015. Methods: Overall, 17,004 children aged 6-17 years were included in this study, which was based on the China Health and Nutrition Survey 1991-2015. We defined overweight [BMI ≥85th percentile], obesity (BMI ≥95th percentile), and severe obesity (BMI ≥120% of the 95th percentile, or 35 kg/m2) according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevent...
Source: Childhood Obesity - March 11, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

School Gardening Activities Aimed at Obesity Prevention Improve Body Mass Index and Waist Circumference Parameters in School-Aged Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Conclusions: Although more high-quality studies are needed on this topic, along with a greater homogeneity of anthropometric measurements, the results of our article show a modest but positive impact of school gardening projects on anthropometric measures and more generally on children's health. PMID: 32091934 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Childhood Obesity)
Source: Childhood Obesity - February 25, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

Response to: Comment About Statistical Analysis of a Cluster-Randomized Trial About Clustering and Nesting (DOI: 10.1089/chi.2019.0142).
Authors: Aceves-Martins M, Llauradó E, Tarro L, Moriña D, Papell-Garcia I, Prades-Tena J, Kettner-Høeberg H, Puiggròs F, Arola L, Davies A, Giralt M, Solà R PMID: 32078371 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Childhood Obesity)
Source: Childhood Obesity - February 23, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

Incorrect Analyses of Cluster-Randomized Trials that Do Not Take Clustering and Nesting into Account Likely Lead to p-Values that Are Too Small.
Authors: Golzarri-Arroyo L, Oakes JM, Brown AW, Allison DB PMID: 32078372 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Childhood Obesity)
Source: Childhood Obesity - February 23, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

Metformin Therapy Reduces Obesity Indices in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials.
Conclusions: We found a significant reduction in BMI, body weight, WC, and fat mass following administration with metformin. However, the effect of metformin on LBM was not significant. Further studies are required to confirm these findings. PMID: 32068434 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Childhood Obesity)
Source: Childhood Obesity - February 20, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

Influence of Grandparental Child Care on Childhood Obesity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Conclusions: Preliminary evidence links grandparental child care to elevated risk of childhood overweight/obesity, but not BMI z-scores. Future research should focus on a specific child age group within a country, adopt systematic and field-validated measures on grandparental child care, and elucidate the pathways linking grandparental child care to children's weight outcomes. PMID: 31971822 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Childhood Obesity)
Source: Childhood Obesity - January 25, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

Overweight and Obesity in Children Are Associated with an Abundance of Firmicutes and Reduction of Bifidobacterium in Their Gastrointestinal Microbiota.
Conclusion: This study has shown associations of Firmicutes to obesity/overweight and Bifidobacterium species with healthy weight in children. PMID: 31934770 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Childhood Obesity)
Source: Childhood Obesity - January 15, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

AFRI_Starting Early Program Impacts on Feeding at Infant 10 Months Age: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Conclusions: StEP led to reduced obesity-promoting feeding practices and styles, and increased knowledge and provides great potential for population-scalability. PMID: 31934788 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Childhood Obesity)
Source: Childhood Obesity - January 15, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

JOIN for ME: Testing a Scalable Weight Control Intervention for Adolescents.
Authors: Jelalian E, Evans EW, Rancourt D, Ranzenhofer L, Taylor N, Hart C, Seifer R, Klinepier K, Foster GD Abstract Background: The goal of this randomized controlled trial was to compare the relative effectiveness of a comprehensive lifestyle intervention delivered through the YMCA, JOIN for ME, with an enhanced version of this program that included on-site supervised group physical activity and opportunities for peer support, in decreasing adolescent weight status. Methods: Sixty-six adolescents with BMI>85th percentile and absolute BMI
Source: Childhood Obesity - December 20, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

Family Encouragement of Healthy Eating Predicts Child Dietary Intake and Weight Loss in Family-Based Behavioral Weight-Loss Treatment.
Conclusions: FBT successfully improves family encouragement, which is associated with improvements in child diet. Furthermore, even children who began treatment with low family encouragement for healthy eating show great improvements in dietary intake and weight during treatment. Results suggest that changes in child eating behavior during treatment is influenced by active, positive parenting techniques such as praise of healthy eating rather than negative family support. PMID: 31829732 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Childhood Obesity)
Source: Childhood Obesity - December 13, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

Longitudinal Assessment of Sleep Trajectories During Early Childhood and Their Association with Obesity.
Authors: Kaar JL, Schmiege SJ, Kalkwarf HJ, Woo JG, Daniels SR, Simon SL Abstract Introduction: To identify longitudinal sleep trajectories in early childhood and examine the influence of sleep duration on obesity risk via BMI percentile (BMIp). Methods: Sleep, physical activity, and television viewing were measured in a cohort of 301 children, starting in 2001-2002, when children were 3 years and followed them through age 6. Nighttime sleep, daytime naps, and sleep duration were calculated. A series of latent growth curve models were used to estimate predictors of rate of change in sleep duration and BMIp overtime...
Source: Childhood Obesity - November 23, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

Dietary Patterns and Childhood Obesity Risk: A Systematic Review.
Conclusion: Overall, the results indicated from most studies that a diet with a lower percentage of obesogenic foods should be effective in reducing the risk of developing obesity. PMID: 31742427 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Childhood Obesity)
Source: Childhood Obesity - November 20, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

Sleep during Infancy and Associations with Childhood Body Composition: A Systematic Review and Narrative Synthesis.
Conclusion: This narrative synthesis found inconsistent evidence that longer infant sleep duration during the first 2 years of life is associated with a healthier body composition during childhood. PMID: 31692365 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Childhood Obesity)
Source: Childhood Obesity - November 8, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

Parent Food-Related Behaviors and Family-Based Dietary and Activity Environments: Associations with BMI z-Scores in Low-Income Preschoolers.
Conclusions: Findings indicate that programs working with low-income families to prevent child obesity should stress both the creation of a healthy home environment and the use of positive parent food-related behaviors with preschool aged children. PMID: 31682151 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Childhood Obesity)
Source: Childhood Obesity - November 6, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

Parent-Reported Personality and Weight Transitions Across Adolescence.
Conclusions: Conscientiousness is one trait psychological factor implicated in weight transitions across a critical period during adolescence. PMID: 31660757 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Childhood Obesity)
Source: Childhood Obesity - October 30, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

Acceptability of Hospital-Based Pediatric Weight Management Services among Patients and Families: A Narrative Synthesis.
Authors: McMaster CM, Gow ML, Neal R, Alexander S, Baur LA, Cohen J Abstract High rates of attrition from pediatric weight management services are well documented in the literature; however, studies reporting on acceptability of "real-world" services have not previously been reviewed. This narrative synthesis aimed to summarize quantitative and qualitative research reporting on satisfaction of families who attended a secondary or tertiary pediatric weight management service. Electronic databases were searched for studies of family and/or patient satisfaction with hospital-based pediatric weight management...
Source: Childhood Obesity - October 19, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

Economic Growth and Weight of Children and Adolescents in Urban Areas: A Panel Data Analysis on Twenty-Seven Provinces in China, 1985-2014.
Authors: Gan X, Xu W, Yu K Abstract Background: With the rapid economy development of China, the overweight and obesity rates of school-age children and adolescents in China have been on the rise. The purpose of this study is to explore how powerful an influence economic growth has on the weight of children and adolescents and examine the relationship between China's macroeconomic development and weight of children and adolescents in the past 30 years using provincial panel data collected from more than 1 million children and adolescents. Methods: Panel data from seven longitudinal surveys (1985, 1991, 1995, 2000, ...
Source: Childhood Obesity - October 19, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

Early Child Care and Weight Status in a Cohort of Predominantly Black Infants in the Southeastern United States.
Conclusions: Although we did not observe associations with any child care, combination care and relative care during infancy were associated with higher weight. Interventions aimed at preventing excessive weight gain in early life may target relatives who provide regular care for infants. PMID: 31618046 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Childhood Obesity)
Source: Childhood Obesity - October 17, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

Let's Not Just Dismiss the WW Kurbo App.
Authors: Cardel MI, Taveras EM PMID: 31618049 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Childhood Obesity)
Source: Childhood Obesity - October 17, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

National Growth Charts for BMI among Iranian Children and Adolescents in Comparison with the WHO and CDC Curves.
Conclusions: The fifth BMI percentiles in Iranian boys and girls were significantly lower compared to WHO and CDC fifth percentile. Also, the 95th percentile curve in our study was significantly lower than the CDC 95th percentile curves in boys and girls. PMID: 31599653 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Childhood Obesity)
Source: Childhood Obesity - October 12, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

Association of Ancestral Genetic Admixture and Excess Weight at Twelve Months of Age.
Authors: Hazrati S, Huddleston K, Sadat-Hossieny S, Tilman LW, Fuller A, Deeken JF, Wong WSW, Niederhuber JE, Hourigan SK Abstract Background/Objective: Understanding the influence of genetically determined ancestry may give insight into the disparities of obesity seen in different ethnic groups beginning at a very early age. Aim: To investigate the relationship between children's ancestral genetic proportions and excess weight at 12 months of age. Methods: Eight hundred twenty-one 12-month-old children were included in this cross-sectional study. Their genetic admixture was estimated using the ancestry and kinship...
Source: Childhood Obesity - October 10, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

Providing Mothers with a Pedometer and Subsequent Effect on the Physical Activity of Their Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Children with Obesity.
Conclusions: Involving and activating mothers may increase the children and adolescent's physical activity if implemented more successfully than was done in this study. PMID: 31580727 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Childhood Obesity)
Source: Childhood Obesity - October 4, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

Examining Mexican-Heritage Mothers' Perceptions of Their Children's Weight: Comparison of Silhouette and Categorical Survey Methods.
Conclusions: Using silhouette scales to identify children's body weight may be a more accurate tool for clinicians and interventionists to activate parents' awareness of unhealthy weight in children compared to using traditional categorical weight-labeling methods. PMID: 31556701 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Childhood Obesity)
Source: Childhood Obesity - September 27, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

Salivary Alpha-Amylase Mediates the Increase in Hunger Levels in Adolescents with Excess Weight after Viewing Food Images.
Conclusions: Levels of hunger and changes therein, after viewing food are dependent on sAA levels in EW adolescents. This finding indicates that sAA levels may be a mediator of feelings of hunger in individuals with overweight in the context of viewing food cues, suggesting the utility of the sAA enzyme as a marker of hunger and propensity toward obesity. PMID: 31545072 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Childhood Obesity)
Source: Childhood Obesity - September 24, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

Association between Early Maternal Depression and Child Growth: A Group-Based Trajectory Modeling Analysis.
This study used data from the Fragile Families Child Wellbeing Study (FFCWS) to investigate the research questions. FFCWS is a national dataset that has information on 4898 women, and their children, from predominantly nonmarital, low-income minority groups in the United States. This study used information collected at the birth of the child (wave 1) through age 9 years (wave 5). The analytic sample consisted of 3500 mother-children dyads. Group-based trajectory modeling and multivariable logistic regression were used. Results: The results indicated that there was no association between maternal depression and childhood ob...
Source: Childhood Obesity - September 7, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

Impact of Parent Engagement in Childhood Obesity Prevention Interventions on Anthropometric Indices among Preschool Children: A Systematic Review.
Conclusions: Anthropometric indices and BMI are not appropriate for reflecting the effectiveness of parent engagement in obesity prevention interventions. Having an individual component in the intervention and focusing more on parents vs. children in the intervention may result in improvement in anthropometric outcomes. Focusing on weight-related behaviors as the main outcome in both, children and parents, rather than anthropometric indices, is highly recommended for future reviews. PMID: 31479311 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Childhood Obesity)
Source: Childhood Obesity - September 5, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

Associations between Walkability and Youth Obesity: Differences by Urbanicity.
Conclusions: Neighborhood walkability may impact youth differently across geographic areas. Further study is warranted about how youth utilize a walkable environment and mechanisms through which walkability influences youth physical activity and obesity risk. PMID: 31448951 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Childhood Obesity)
Source: Childhood Obesity - August 28, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

Let's Not Just Dismiss the Weight Watchers Kurbo App.
Authors: Cardel MI, Taveras EM PMID: 31448955 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Childhood Obesity)
Source: Childhood Obesity - August 28, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

Universal School-Based Intervention Does Not Reduce Socioeconomic Inequalities in Weight Status among Adolescents.
This study aimed to evaluate the impact of the PRALIMAP intervention on the WSG among adolescents. Methods: Data were obtained from 3504 adolescents who participated in the school-based PRALIMAP trial between 2006 and 2009. The PRALIMAP study consisted of three interventional strategies: educational, environmental, screening and care. Weight status was assessed by body mass index (BMI) z-score and overweight and obesity prevalence. The "indice de position sociale des élèves" was used to measure adolescents' socioeconomic status. Linear regression and hierarchical models were used to assess the WSG a...
Source: Childhood Obesity - August 28, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

Evaluating the Acceptability and Feasibility of Providing Egg or Cereal Breakfast during a Family-Based Treatment for Children with Overweight/Obesity: The Families and Breakfast Pilot Trial.
Conclusions: The use of eggs for breakfast in children enrolled in FBT was well tolerated, and future studies should include larger samples and longer follow-up periods to assess the potential differential effects of prescribed breakfasts on children's weight and eating behaviors. PMID: 31436494 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Childhood Obesity)
Source: Childhood Obesity - August 24, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

Parents Recall of, and Reactions to, School-Based BMI Reports.
Conclusions: Parents' recall of receiving a school-based BMI report is low, as is the accuracy of recall of child's overweight status. Additionally, parents' surprise at, and concern for, BMI results is limited. Current BMI reports may be ineffective at reducing pediatric obesity due to their lack of salience and ability to compel meaningful behavior change among parents. PMID: 31403338 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Childhood Obesity)
Source: Childhood Obesity - August 14, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

Parental Perceptions of Obesity in School Children and Subsequent Action.
Authors: Butler ÉM, Suhag A, Hong Y, Liang L, Gong C, Xiong F, Luo F, Liu G, Chen S, Taylor RW, Cutfield WS, Fu J, Derraik JGB Abstract Background: Despite perceiving their child as being above a healthy weight, many parents do not intervene. Little is known about the factors influencing parental action. We assessed parental perception of child's weight status, the prevalence of mitigating parental action, and the underlying factors. Methods: We studied 20,242 children and adolescents from 6 centers across China. Anthropometry was measured by research nurses. Parents answered questionnaires, including their ...
Source: Childhood Obesity - August 14, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

Public Health Procedures, Alone, Will Not Prevent Child Obesity.
Authors: Baranowski T, Motil KJ, Moreno JP PMID: 31397605 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Childhood Obesity)
Source: Childhood Obesity - August 11, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

Competency-Based Approaches to Community Health: A Randomized Controlled Trial to Reduce Childhood Obesity among Latino Preschool-Aged Children.
Conclusions: Over 1-year follow-up, the intervention resulted in slower linear BMI growth for Latino preschool-aged children from poverty. PMID: 31381365 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Childhood Obesity)
Source: Childhood Obesity - August 7, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research

Assessment of Clinicians' Views for Managing Children with Obesity in the Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Settings.
Conclusion: Frequencies of routine identification and initiation of treatment for children with obesity are low among health professionals across health care settings, with some exceptions for secondary care clinicians. Greater and more intensive health professional training on the assessment and management of children with obesity is needed in Australia and may be a key factor in increasing health care for this common chronic condition. PMID: 31381370 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Childhood Obesity)
Source: Childhood Obesity - August 7, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research