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Using path analysis to understand parents' perceptions of their children's weight, physical activity and eating habits in the Champlain region of Ontario

Adamo, K.B.; Papadakis, S.; Dojeiji, L.; Turnau, M.; Simmons , L.; Parameswaram, L.; Cunningham, John; Pipe, A.L.; Reid, R.D.


INTRODUCTION: Parents have a fundamental role in promoting the healthy weight of their children. OBJECTIVES: To determine parental perceptions of their child's body weight, eating and physical activity (PA) behaviours, and to test a predictive model of parental perceptions regarding their child's PA and healthy eating behaviours. METHODS: A random-digit telephone survey was conducted among parents of children four to 12 years of age living in the Champlain region of Ontario. Descriptive...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Paediatrics and Child Health


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