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- Obesity risk factors are very common in children and primary care interventions are needed for both normal weight and overweight children
- Parental interest in taking action, as well as motivational factors, vary by weight status and differ for nutrition and activity
- New approaches that use low cost technology to efficiently gather data are feasible in busy primary care settings
- This is a major clinical and public health problem that is important for practice based research networks to study creative, practical approaches
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