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Latino family childcare providers' beliefs, attitudes, and practices related to promotion of healthy behaviors among preschool children: a qualitative study.
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Journal of obesity, ISSN: 2090-0716, Vol: 2015, Page: 409742
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- https://digitalcommons.uri.edu/kinesiology_facpubs/10; https://digitalcommons.uri.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1009&context=kinesiology_facpubs
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The continuing rise of obesity among Latinos is a public health concern with an immediate need for early prevention. Changes in family structures have increased demand and reliance for child care for young children. Latino children are the fastest-growing segment of the child population in the United States, and research shows that Latino families use preschools and day care centers much less than those of other ethnic groups, apparently because of cultural preferences for family-like care.