Parenting and family life educators should be part of the multi-disciplinary solution to childhood overweight. Their ability to work in a preventative capacity to facilitate healthy family practices around eating and activity can help alter one of the key social contexts in which children develop. This article shares the results from a survey of parenting and family life educators that explored their current efforts and understanding regarding childhood overweight, willingness to increase future involvement with the issue, barriers to addressing the issue, and need for Extension support.
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 License.
Lanigan, J., & Power, T. G. (2008). Obesity Prevention and Health Promotion: How Family Life Educators View Their Role. The Journal of Extension, 46(6), Article 7. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol46/iss6/7