Child Overweight Risk
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1. Does your child prefer to watch television or videos, play video or computer games, or surf the web over other activities?
2. Does your child drink a lot of high sugar drinks, such as soda and juice?
3. Is dinner often unplanned, where family members eat at different times, choose their own foods, or eat in front of the TV?
4. Does your child often skip dinner because he/she is not hungry or eats very little dinner?
5. Do you reward your child with food, especially sweets, for good behavior?
6. Do you assume your child will lose their 'baby fat' as they get older or when they have a growth spurt?
7. Do you believe a person's weight problems are genetic and cannot be controlled with diet and exercise?
8. Is the child's mother or father overweight?

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