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Weight-Loss Interventions for Hispanic Populations: The Role of Culture

Weight-Loss Interventions for Hispanic Populations: The Role of Culture

In this 2013 article from the Journal of Obesity, Chaparro and others analyzed over 5000 children enrolled in WIC programs throughout Los Angeles County to see if they accurately classified their children as overweight, underweight, or about the right weight. For a majority of the actual overweight or obese children, 93.6% of the mothers classified them as about right. A mother’s weight status and child’s birth weight also showed to be predictors of the mother’s perception of their child’s weight. Higher maternal BMI and higher infant birth weight showed a negative association with the accuracy of their child’s weight. Additional studies are necessary to develop interventions that will prevent and reduce early childhood obesity. Suggested strategies include conducting interviews with WIC... Show More

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