What practices do parents perceive as effective or ineffective in promoting a healthy diet,…

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Background: To support parents in improving the health of their young children, examples of effective parenting practices for a healthy diet, physical activity (PA) and sedentary behavior (SB) are needed. This study explores perceived effective and ineffective parenting practices in difficult situations concerning raising healthy children and investigates their relationship with Self-Determination Theory (SDT) and Social Cognitive Theory (SCT). The current study is formative work to inform the content of a randomized controlled trial. Methods: Four focus groups were conducted between June and October 2012 at worksites during lunch break.

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What practices do parents perceive as effective or ineffective in promoting a healthy diet,…