Many parents have infant-feeding, TV, and activity practices which may increase obesity risk

March 17, 2014 7:18 AM

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Many parents have infant-feeding, TV, and activity practices which may increase obesity risk

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Most of the parents included in a new study reported some infant feeding and activity behaviors that are believed to increase a child's risk for obesity later in life.

The study found that many of these "obesogenic" behaviors were highly prevalent among all of the parents, regardless of their race or ethnicity. Black parents were more likely to put children to bed with a bottle and report TV watching, while Hispanic parents were more likely to encourage children t...

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