National WIC Association

Feasibility and benefits of a parent-focused preschool child obesity intervention

McGarvey E, et al. Feasibility and benefits of a parent-focused preschool child obesity intervention. Am J Public Health. Sep 2004;94(9):1490-1495.

This study tested the feasibility and benefits of an intervention that promoted parental behaviors to prevent obesity in children enrolled in the WIC Program. The intervention was effective in increasing some of the behaviors. Results demonstrated that it was feasible to change parental behaviors through a multidimensional education intervention in a WIC clinic setting.

Categories: Obesity Prevention