Worried Parents Are Ready Parents

Overweight parents who worry about their child’s weight are likely to try to do healthier things like going to farmer’s markets or learning to cook healthier meals. A group of Drexel University researchers studied 114 overweight parents and children and learned that worried parents are ready parents; ready to learn healthier changes and ready to help their child become healthier.

The researchers also learned that a parent’s stress level might increase a child’s body mass index (BMI). So helping the whole family become healthy and less stressed is important when we look for ways to treat childhood obesity.

Here is the link: nature.com