Why can't parents recognise when their children are overweight or obese?

Dr Sally Fenton

"So why might parents be unable to identify that their child is overweight or obese? Perhaps parents are reluctant to recognise their child is of an unhealthy weight for fear of being judged. Similarly, they may be concerned that their child will react negatively to being classified as overweight or obese owing to the stigma attached to the use of these terms."

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