Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Importance of parent-child communication to combat obesity

A new research highlights the importance of parent-child communication in the battle against childhood obesity.

ARAMARK Education, a leading provider of school food and nutrition services, surveyed almost 40,000 middle school and high school students across the country. The research revealed that parent-child communication has a significant influence on the nutrition habits of children. ARAMARK found that when parents talk to their children about healthy choices, their interest in healthy food increases dramatically, from 44 percent to 73 percent. The research also showed that with parental involvement children are more likely to read nutrition labels to help them make better food choices, increasing from 27 percent to 63 percent.

The research revealed the critical role parents play in communicating with children about healthy food choices. Researchers concluded less than half (49 percent) of the students said that their parents frequently talk to them about making healthy choices and 39 percent said they wish their parents would make healthier food choices

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Importance of parent-child communication to combat obesity

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At November 15, 2010 at 10:36 PM , Blogger Elpi said...

Communication is one of the most important in guiding your kids in a healthy choices.

Kids health

 

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