International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Parent-Child Collaboration Preventing Obesity and Acquiring a Healthy Lifestyle. A Review Study
Vasiliki Karavida, Eleni Tympa, George Panousis

Obesity during infancy and childhood is a threat for children’s health and has reached alarming dimensions worldwide. This is one of the most common eating problems with short and long-term effects on both physical and psychological development of the children. Childhood is a critical stage in human life, as developing eating habits lay the foundation for the child's future eating preferences. It is therefore necessary to seek effective interventions to prevent and address the phenomenon. Worldwide Intervention programs aiming at the adoption of appropriate eating habits have been recorded. The data collection was done through the literature review with keywords. In all actions, it was emphasized the priority of the involvement of children’s environment, especially children’s family. Programs and interventions to prevent obesity aim at timely information as well as the increase of the children’s physical activity and healthy eating.

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