as a parent, have a proper perception of children's weight status is considered as an important component to get to grips with the problem.

14.5 per cent of the children were obese, while 3.3 per cent were classified as obese.

"How to perceive a child's weight depends largely on the degree of obesity in the family," says one of the researchers, Grietje Lijklema, in a comment.

Prophecy

But to see their child as overweight, so is not the case is not so good.

the Risk is that it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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