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Healthy Children, Healthy Families: Parents Making a Difference! A Curriculum Integrating Key Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Parenting Practices to Help Prevent Childhood Obesity

Published:September 07, 2011DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2011.02.011
      Childhood obesity remains a significant public health concern, and increasing evidence of strong relationships between parenting practices and children’s eating, physical activity, and weight status demonstrates that promotion of effective parenting is critical for prevention.
      • Ventura A.
      • Birch L.
      Does parenting affect children’s eating and weight status?.
      • Rhee K.
      Childhood overweight and the relationship between parent behaviors, parenting style, and family functioning.
      The Collaboration for Health, Activity and Nutrition in Children’s Environments (CHANCE), a childhood obesity prevention program for low-income families, was developed within the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program to address this need.
      CHANCE
      Collaboration for Health, Activity, and Nutrition in Children’s Environments (CHANCE).
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