Increasing fruit and vegetable intake and decreasing fat and sugar intake in families at risk for childhood obesity

Auteur(s) :
Beddome M., Epstein LH., Gordy CC., Kilanowski CK., Paluch RA., Raynor HA.
Date :
Mar, 2001
Source(s) :
OBESITY RESEARCH. #9:3 p171-178
Adresse :
"EPSTEIN LH,SUNY BUFFALO,DEPT PEDIAT DIV BEHAV MED SCH MED & BIOMED SCI;FARBER HALL,ROOM G56,3435 MAIN ST,BLDG 26; BUFFALO NY 14214, USA.lhenet@acsu.buffalu.edu"

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Objective:
The goal of this study was to evaluate the effect of a parent-focused behavioral intervention on parent and child eating changes and on percentage of overweight changes in families that contain at least one obese parent and a non-obese child.

Research Methods and Procedures:
Families with obese parents and non-obese children were randomized to groups in which parents were provided a comprehensive behavioral weight-control program and were encouraged to increase fruit and vegetable intake or decrease intake of high-fat/high-sugar foods. Child materials targeted the same dietary changes as their parents without caloric restriction.

Results:
Changes over 1 year showed that treatment influenced targeted parent and child fruit and vegetable intake and high-fat/high-sugar intake, with the Increase Fruit and Vegetable group also decreasing their consumption of high-fat/high-sugar foods. Parents in the increased fruit and vegetable group showed significantly greater decreases in percentage of overweight than parents in the decreased high-fat/high-sugar group.

Discussion:
These results suggest that focusing on increasing intake of healthy foods may be a useful approach for nutritional change in obese parents and their children.

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