Mekdes Gebremariam: Department of Community Medicine and Global Health, University of Oslo, Norway
Jiying Ling: Michigan State University College of Nursing, USA
Submission Status: Open | Submission Deadline: 3 December 2023
BMC Public Health is calling for submissions to our Collection on parenting role in childhood obesity.
Childhood obesity has become a major public health issue and is raising concerns for the wellbeing of future generations.
Given the strong influence of the parental role on children’s behavior, health programs and policies to improve the awareness of parents about their children’s health, children’s eating behaviors and their own feeding practices are important for the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity.
To guarantee a better future for the next generations, parents need to engage in healthy behaviors, providing for the children an environment with plenty of healthy food options and discouraging sedentary behaviors.