PA114: Examining Parental Perceptions of Body Weight in Children

Friday, February 15, 2013 4:00 PM–4:50 PM


Results of a cross-sectional research study (N = 277) examining parental perceptions of body weight in children ages 5–13 years will be presented. The presenter will underscore both demographic and nondemographic variables associated with parental-perception accuracy of children's weight status. Session attendees will learn characteristics of parent–child dyads that place families at risk for perpetuating unhealthy lifestyles.


Robert J. Wingfield, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL