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Researchers Identify Primary Factors Responsible For Preschool Obesity
2014-01-15 09:20:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A lack of adequate sleep, having parents with high body mass index (BMI), and having their eating habits restricted for weight control purposes are the three most significant risk factors when it comes to childhood obesity for preschoolers, according to researchers from the University of Illinois. “We looked at 22 variables that had previously been identified as predictors of child obesity, and the three that emerged as strong...

Family-Style Meals Can Help Daycare Kids Combat Obesity
2014-01-14 06:39:30

[ Watch the Video: How Can Family-Style Meals Combat Childhood Obesity? ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Sitting down at a table to eat, serving themselves and passing food to the person next to them can help children recognize when they are no longer hungry, more than they do when meals are placed on a plate for them, researchers from the University of Illinois claim in a recently-published study. Lead author Brent McBride, director of the university’s...

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2010-02-23 14:55:00

The lack of affordable, high-quality on-campus day care programs that cater to undergraduate students who double as parents is a stealth issue that has the potential to harm both the student-parent and the child, says a University of Illinois expert in early childhood education. According to Brent McBride, a professor of human development at Illinois, the college drop-out rates of traditional undergraduate students "“ college freshmen who have just transitioned from high school "“...

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2009-08-13 10:20:00

 Mothers and fathers play different roles and make different contributions to a child's upbringing, but a father's influence upon a child's academic success later in life is felt the most when he's involved from the very beginning, says a University of Illinois expert in early childhood education.While a mother's involvement in school was found to be positively related to a child's academic achievement, a father's involvement was found to be negatively related to later student...

2009-06-22 14:35:25

When a dad changes diapers and makes pediatrician's appointments, he's more likely to stay interested and involved when his child makes the transition to school, said a new University of Illinois study that explores the role of parent involvement on student achievement."If we want fathers to be involved in school, we need to focus on men building close, loving relationships with their children in the preschool years. When fathers do this, they're writing a script that says they're involved in...


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