Saturday, February 22, 2014

Fit and healthy family cAMP for engaging families in a child obesity intervention: a community health center pilot project.

Fit and healthy family cAMP for engaging families in a child obesity intervention: a community health center pilot project.
Fam Community Health. 2014 Jan-Mar;37(1):31-44
Authors: Weaver SP, Kelley L, Griggs J, Weems S, Umstattd Meyer MR

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.

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