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Parental beliefs about portion size predict child’s BMI

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April 20, 2017

AUTHORS:

Potter C, Ferriday D, Griggs RL, Hamilton-Shield JP, Rogers PJ, Brunstrom JM.

BACKGROUND:

Increases in portion size are thought by many to promote obesity in children. However, this relationship remains unclear. Here, we explore the extent to which a child’s BMI is predicted both by parental beliefs about their child’s ideal and maximum portion size and/or by the child’s own beliefs. ...

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