Tool assists parents in discussing weight, health

Across America, one out of every three children are overweight or obese, but parents struggle with what to say in response to questions about weight.

The Strategies To Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance and Alliance for a Healthier Generation recently released Weigh In: Talking to Your Children About Weight and Health, a research-based online guide that helps prepare parents for tough conversations about weight and health with their kids.

It provides practical information about seven real-world situations in which questions are likely to arise, and tips for how to responsibly and compassionately respond.

View the guide at

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