Family Focus: Families and Obesity
The Family Focus section of this issue of NCFR Report — themed "Families and Obesity" — includes articles about blending theoretical perspectives for a more comprehensive look at obesity factors; middle school students' school success and perceptions of weight; correlations between mental health and obesity; and more.
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- Lessons Learned Eating Japanese School Lunch: Simple Principles for Decreasing Childhood Obesity in America — by Shawn Christiansen, Ph.D.; and Matthew Schmidt, M.S., R.D.; Southern Utah University
- Healthy Family—Healthy Kids: The Need for a Family Perspective in Legislating Childhood Obesity — by Katie Reck, Ph.D.; and Danielle Piggott; Central Michigan University
- Childhood Obesity: Legal Action Taken Against Parents of Morbidly Obese Children — by Jennifer Haake, B.S.
- Missed Opportunities to Improve Health and Reduce Childhood Obesity — by Katherine A. Magerko, M.S.; and Angela R. Wiley, Ph.D.; University of Illinois
- From Parents to Peers: Social Influences on Foods Available at Lunchtime — by Carolyn Sutter, M.S.; Jennifer C. Taylor, M.S.; Adrienne Nishina, Ph.D.; and Lenna L. Ontai, Ph.D.; University of California, Davis
- Assessing Middle School Students' Perceptions About Their Body Weight: Survey Items from the School Success Profile — by Christopher J. Wretman; Kaylyn E. Weller; and Gary L. Bowen, Ph.D.; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Associations Between Mental Health and Obesity — by Brianna Routh, M.P.H., R.D.; Kimberly Greder, Ph.D.; Brenda Lohman, Ph.D.; and Tricia Neppl, Ph.D.; Iowa State University
- Bridging Family Science and Health Theories to Better Understand the Role of Family in Childhood Obesity Prevention and Treatment — by Jerica M. Berge, Ph.D., M.P.H., LMFT, CFLE; and Keeley Pratt, Ph.D., LMFT; University of Minnesota
- Framing Obesity: Perspectives on Discourse — by Amanda Westmoreland, M.S., LMFT, doctoral candidate, University of Kentucky
- Active Choices for Reducing Childhood Obesity — by Paula Tripp, Ph.D., CFCS, CFLE, Oklahoma State University; and Jin Young Choi, MPH, Ph.D., Sam Houston State University