Wanted: for assisting in the obesity of a child—mom and dad.
That’s right—a new study has revealed a parent’s eyes may be blind when it comes to their children’s waistline.
Researchers measured the body mass of children. Then interviewed the kid’s parents, asking what they thought. In their eyes, were their children underweight, overweight or just right?
Over fifty percent of the parents of overweight or obese children told doctors they felt their child’s weight was fine.
According to this review, the loving, subjective eye of a parent may be missing the mark with a potential health hazard—overweight and obese children usually become obese adults.
Parents, you’re the first line of defense in establishing good habits and preventing disease in your family—and that includes keeping a sharp eye on your child’s weight gain and waist line.
Stronger Families. Stronger Communities. I’m Dr. Walt Larimore for Shine dot FM.
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