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Implications for practice and research
■ A focus on improving children's self-regulatory skills can be an effective component of interventions aimed at reducing obesity.
■ Future research should consider additional attitudinal and motivational pathways through which high-risk children can improve eating and activity patterns that protect against obesity.
Approximately 17% of US children are classified as obese, with low-income children showing higher rates of obesity than middle income children.1 The International Association for the Study of Obesity estimates that 20% of school-age children in Europe are overweight: a marker of accelerating problems with obesity worldwide.2 Being overweight in childhood increases the risk of a broad array of health …
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