When do mothers think their child is overweight?

Source: International Journal of Obesity, 35, p.510-516.

Follow this link for abstract.

Date of publication: April 2011.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This research study attempts to quantify how overweight children must be for their mothers to identify them as overweight or to express concern about their future weight.  It found that although BMI & fat scores were important, visual characteristics such as waist circumference and skinfolds contributed most to mothers’ responses. In addition, mothers with a higher BMI were less likely to class their child as overweight, but were more likely to voice concern about  future overweight.

Length of publication: 7 pages.

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