Childhood Obesity

Multisite Project Promotes Family-Focused Approach to Obesity Prevention for Preschoolers

PULLMAN, Wash.—The next time your preschooler says “I’m full” at the dinner table, listen. Young children have a better internal sense for when they’ve eaten enough than parents may realize. And a new five-year, USDA-funded project aims to employ children’s innate self-regulation to develop a childhood obesity program that focuses on family eating styles.