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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2012, 9(4), 1343-1354; doi:10.3390/ijerph9041343
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Paediatric Obesity Research in Early Childhood and the Primary Care Setting: The TARGet Kids! Research Network

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Received: 2 December 2011; in revised form: 4 January 2012 / Accepted: 4 January 2012 / Published: 16 April 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Childhood Obesity: Prevention and Treatment)
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Abstract: Primary paediatric health care is the foundation for preventative child health. In light of the recent obesity epidemic, paediatricians find themselves at the frontline of identification and management of childhood obesity. However, it is well recognized that evidence based approaches to obesity prevention and subsequent translation of this evidence into practice are critically needed. This paper explores the role of primary care in obesity prevention and introduces a novel application and development of a primary care research network in Canada—TARGet Kids!—to develop and translate an evidence-base on effective screening and prevention of childhood obesity.
Keywords: obesity; pre-school; childhood; primary care; prevention obesity; pre-school; childhood; primary care; prevention
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Morinis, J.; Maguire, J.; Khovratovich, M.; McCrindle, B.W.; Parkin, P.C.; Birken, C.S. Paediatric Obesity Research in Early Childhood and the Primary Care Setting: The TARGet Kids! Research Network. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2012, 9, 1343-1354.

AMA Style

Morinis J, Maguire J, Khovratovich M, McCrindle BW, Parkin PC, Birken CS. Paediatric Obesity Research in Early Childhood and the Primary Care Setting: The TARGet Kids! Research Network. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2012; 9(4):1343-1354.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Morinis, Julia; Maguire, Jonathon; Khovratovich, Marina; McCrindle, Brian W.; Parkin, Patricia C.; Birken, Catherine S. 2012. "Paediatric Obesity Research in Early Childhood and the Primary Care Setting: The TARGet Kids! Research Network." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 9, no. 4: 1343-1354.


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