Title

The Overweight Preschool Retarded Child Can and Should Lose Weight

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

8 p.

Publication Date

2-1983

Publisher

Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Source Publication

Early Child Development and Care

Source ISSN

0300-4430

Abstract

In the general population over 40 million Americans have weight problems. For the mentally retarded, this area also presents a significant problem. In a recent study (Fox & Rotatori, 1982) we found that sixteen percent of the male and twenty‐five percent of the female retarded individuals were obese. Retarded individuals, like the nonretarded, also tend to have greater weight problems as they grow older (Rotatori, Switzky & Fox, 1981a). Now that we have identified a prevalent condition, let's back‐up for a minute and define what constitutes a weight problem; what causes it; and how a parent might help reduce this condition in their preschool child.

Comments

Early Child Development and Care, Vol. 10, No. 2-3 (February 1983): 157-164. DOI.