NARRATIVE REVIEW ON PARENTAL PERCEPTION REGARDING HEALTHY LIFESTYLE IN PREVENTION OF CHILDHOOD OBESITY

Ms. Waribam Chanu Henthoi, Mrs. Amrita Singh

Abstract


BACKGROUND:

            In childhood obesity accumulation of excess fat in body will affects child's health and well being in terms of physical, mental and social activities. Childhood obesity results from many factors including poor diet as well as physical activities. It depends on parents’ ability to recognize childhood obesity its risk factor to become long term health problem. Therefore, parents have a primary responsibility in formation of children’s dietary habits and patterns of physical activities.

OBJECTIVE: To identify and synthesize research literatures on parental perception regarding healthy lifestyle in prevention of childhood obesity.

METHOD: Searched for articles for narrative review study on parental perception regarding healthy lifestyle in prevention of childhood obesity  were done on Web of Science, Medline, Pub med, Google scholar, EBSCO, DELNET  , that are focusing from 2000-2015.

 RESULT: The parental perception regarding healthy lifestyle in prevention of childhood obesity has been assess and found that parents recognized their primary responsibility for their children to prevent childhood obesity. They believed that physical activity and healthy eating are necessary for prevention of obesity.

CONCLUSION: The review conclude that  parents play such an important role in the development of their child’s good habits to improve health, correcting misconceptions and unhealthy parental beliefs about diet quality will be an  important component for intervention of preventive work of childhood obesity.


Keywords


Parental perception, Healthy lifestyle and Childhood obesity.

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