Navigation Links
Poll: Many Americans Don't See Their Kids as Overweight
Date:2/25/2013

MONDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Many American parents fail to see that their children are overweight or obese, a new poll finds.

Only 15 percent of parents said their children are a little or very overweight, but national statistics suggest that 32 percent of kids are overweight or even obese, according to the researchers.

In addition, only 20 percent of children in the survey had a parent who was worried that his or her child will be overweight as an adult. However, an estimated 69 percent of American adults are overweight, including 36 percent who are obese and 6 percent who are extremely obese.

The poll results suggest that many parents underestimate their children's current risk for being overweight or obese, and how that risk could continue to affect them as adults, the researchers said.

The survey, conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Harvard School of Public Health and NPR, asked parents about their children, ages 2 to 17.

"We know that nearly one in three kids in America is overweight or obese, and that's a national emergency," Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, said in a foundation news release.

"Better nutrition and more physical activity can help turn this epidemic around, and parents have a unique role to play. Knowing the risks of obesity and dealing with the issue proactively can improve kids' health now and prevent serious problems down the road," she said.

Gillian SteelFisher is assistant director of the Harvard Opinion Research Program and a research scientist in the Harvard School of Public Health's Department of Health Policy and Management. She said in the news release: "People often have a hard time making the connection between national problems and their own families. Tackling these blind spots can be a difficult, even if necessary, element of public education."

Even though nearly all the parents in the
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. National poll: Low cost, lifesaving services missing from most older patients health care
2. Putting the Dietary Guidelines for Americans into Action: Behavior-Directed messages to Motivate Parents Published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
3. 1 in 8 Americans Diagnosed With Type 2 Diabetes: Poll
4. UC research examines interventions in treating African-Americans with substance abuse
5. More Americans Successfully Managing Diabetes
6. Millions of Americans Have an STD: Report
7. Exercise linked with reduced prostate cancer risk in Caucasians but not African-Americans
8. Exercise linked with reduced prostate cancer risk in Caucasians but not African Americans
9. Number of Americans With Alzheimers May Triple by 2050
10. Cancer Rates Dropping Among Black Americans
11. Cancer in African Americans: Gap closing for some sites; Widening for others
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/20/2014)... LunaDress has recently announced its 2015 collection of ... on all of its special occasion dresses & wedding apparel. ... wedding gown. If you have no idea of what to ... different wedding dress styles and our dress experts are here ... current special offer, up to 80% off," the CEO of ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... 20, 2014 Recently, VogueQueen.com, a leading ... VogueQueen Big Sale Online for 2015. Great discounts ... new and old consumers can get a discount, up ... the company’s website before January 30, 2015. , VogueQueen.com ... and launched a prom dress promotion. Many customers worldwide ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 20, 2014 ... Social Innovation company just launched first birthday focused portal ... services, “MERRY BIRTHDAY MESSAGE” launched in both US and ... MERRY BIRTHDAY MESSAGE : http://merrybirthday.net/message/ , MERRY ... for everyone’s birthday around the world. , Features, Choose ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... 2014 Xarelto bleeding lawsuits filed ... uncontrollable bleeding and other serious side effects will be ... Louisiana for coordinated pretrial proceedings, Wright & Schulte LLC ... issued an order Friday to transfer 21 Xarelto lawsuits ... federal courts to the Louisiana district court for coordination ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... 20, 2014 Today, Balfleet.com , ... outfits, announces its formal dress promotion. All the old ... to 60% off. , Balfleet.com is well-known for its ... dresses, prom dresses, cocktail dresses and more. Its formal ... money-back guarantee, and they can create an elegant look ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:2015 Collection of Wedding Dresses from LunaDress Online on Sale Now 2Health News:VogueQueen Big Sale Online For The Coming 2015 2Health News:Atore, Inc. Releasing the First Birthday Portal 2Health News:Xarelto Bleeding Lawsuits Consolidated To Louisiana Federal Court For Multi-District Litigation Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 2Health News:Xarelto Bleeding Lawsuits Consolidated To Louisiana Federal Court For Multi-District Litigation Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 3Health News:Xarelto Bleeding Lawsuits Consolidated To Louisiana Federal Court For Multi-District Litigation Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 4Health News:Balfleet.com Announces Its Formal Dress Promotion For 2015 2
... TAMPA, Fla. -- Alexander R. A. Anderson, Ph.D., co-director ... and his colleagues, Simon Hayward, Ph.D., at Vanderbilt University ... have received a five-year, $3 million grant from the ... to predict prostate cancer aggressiveness. "Mathematical models have ...
... HealthDay Reporter , THURSDAY, Oct. 20 (HealthDay News) -- The ... worry about an increased risk of brain cancer, new Danish research ... subject finds no more brain tumors among people who had cell ... phones. Although no one study can rule out harm with ...
... HealthDay Reporter , FRIDAY, Oct. 21 (HealthDay News) ... hormone production as the testes and adrenal glands. But those ... new study, showing hormone production in the penis itself, turn ... in both mice and human tissue, revealing that proteins key ...
... new development paths towards a healthier life. New opportunities ... development, industrial biotechnology and environmental technology have been a ... , VTT is one of the organisers of Metabomeeting ... at the end of September. Professor Jeremy K. Nicholson ...
... scientists advances a strategy for taming the side effects ... medications that work by disrupting the activity of certain ... developed at St. Jude. In this study, scientists showed ... activity of genes in a cell signaling pathway regulated ...
... over the years has made it possible for researchers and ... using ionising radiation, for example X-rays. The images ... of water in the body, since the body is largely ... nuclei in water molecules. It can also be used to ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Researchers get $3 million National Institutes of Health grant for mathematical models of prostate cancer aggressiveness 2Health News:Cell Phones Don't Raise Brain Cancer Risk, Study Says 2Health News:Cell Phones Don't Raise Brain Cancer Risk, Study Says 3Health News:Research Suggests Penis Might Produce Testosterone 2Health News:Research involving thyroid hormone lays foundation for more targeted drug development 2Health News:Research involving thyroid hormone lays foundation for more targeted drug development 3Health News:New instrument helps researchers see how diseases start and develop in minute detail 2
(Date:12/19/2014)... and CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA, Calif. , Dec. ... SRNE ;  Sorrento), an oncology company developing ... Conkwest, Inc., a privately-held immuno-oncology company developing proprietary ... cell-line based therapy, announced today that the companies ... develop next generation CAR-TNK™ (pronounced as "Car-Tank") immunotherapies ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... LOS ALTOS, Calif. , Dec. 18, 2014 ... of a new generation of equipment for the ... today the release of the new Luminary™ Profiler, ... highly accurate light-based measurement in a cost-effective, portable ... to meet the specific needs of the cannabis ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Dec. 18, 2014 Baptist Health Lexington is the ... to receive full Atrial Fibrillation with Electrophysiology Services (EPS) Accreditation ... Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and ... cases can lead to stroke and possible death. More than ... have atrial fibrillation and the numbers are rapidly increasing ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Sorrento and Conkwest Announce Exclusive Global Collaboration 2Sorrento and Conkwest Announce Exclusive Global Collaboration 3Sorrento and Conkwest Announce Exclusive Global Collaboration 4Sorrento and Conkwest Announce Exclusive Global Collaboration 5Sage Analytics Develops Breakthrough System for Potency Testing of Cannabis Products 2Baptist Health Lexington First in the Nation to Receive Atrial Fibrillation with EPS Accreditation 2Baptist Health Lexington First in the Nation to Receive Atrial Fibrillation with EPS Accreditation 3
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: