Influence of Parental Feeding Attitude, Style and Environmental Factors on BMI among School Children
Keywords:Parental Feeding Attitude, Parental Feeding Style, Environment,
Obesity prevalence in Malaysia shown drastically increase from 15.1% in 2011 to 17.7% in 2015 with the population of Malaysian is 3.1 million. Many factors can lead to overweight and obesity among school children. The objective of this study is to examine the parental feeding attitude, style and environment factor influence on body mass index among overweight and obese school children. A cross-sectional study design was conducted. The result proved that majority of the overweight and obese children because of the negative attitude and poor practice by parents and poor environment surrounding them.
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