Evaluating a Web-Based Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for the Prevention and Treatment of Pediatric Obesity
The prevalence of childhood obesity is increasing at an alarming rate. In the past 30 years, the percentage of overweight children has more than tripled (National Center for Health Statistics, 2002). This increase is seen in both sexes and in children of all ages, with Mexican-, African-, and Native-American children disproportionately affected (Dietz, 2004). Effective weight control treatments are needed to address this national health-care priority and serious public health concern (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2003; Healthy People, 2010).
KeywordsChildhood Obesity Screen Time Overweight Child Watchful Waiting Family Meal
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