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Family & Community Health:
doi: 10.1097/FCH.0000000000000013
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Fit and Healthy Family Camp for Engaging Families in a Child Obesity Intervention: A Community Health Center Pilot Project

Weaver, Sally P. PhD, MD; Kelley, Lance PhD; Griggs, Jackson MD; Weems, Suzy PhD, RD; Umstattd Meyer, M. Renee PhD, MCHES

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Abstract

Childhood obesity has become a significant problem in the United States, especially in poor communities, and we know that children who have at least 1 obese parent have a much higher risk of being obese. Combined behavioral lifestyle interventions and family-based intervention programs to address pediatric obesity have the strongest evidence of effectiveness. In this pilot study, we delineate our collaborative model of family group medical visits at a community health center combined with healthy living workshops involving families with at least 1 child and 1 parent or guardian who are obese as a unique approach to address obesity in children.

© 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

 

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