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Table 3 Evaluation of Components by Parents/Guardians in Standard Care + Enhanced Program a (n = 114)

From: Embedding weight management into safety-net pediatric primary care: randomized controlled trial

Did __ help your child/children [change (eating or physical activity) habits)? Definitely Yes n (%) Maybe Yes n (%) Maybe No n (%) Definitely No n (%) Not Applicable n (%)
Receiving the newsletter 89 (78.1) 13 (11.4) 6 (5.3) 3 (2.6) 3 (2.6)
Talking to (study) doctors 95 (83.3) 13 (11.4) 2 (1.8) 3 (2.6) 1 (0.9)
Meeting with (via referral) social worker or dietitian 39 (34.2) 15 (13.2) 1 (0.9) 5 (4.4) 54 (47.4)
Talking about “my Plate Planner”b (control portion size) 87 (77.7) 18 (16.1) 4 (3.6) 2 (1.8) 1 (0.9)
Talking about “my Plate Planner” (chose food) 84 (75.0) 19 (17.0) 6 (5.4) 2 (1.8) 1 (0.9)
Talking about the nutrition label 91 (81.3) 14 (12.5) 4 (3.6) 2 (1.8) 1 (0.9)
Talking about smart super market shopping 86 (77.5) 17 (15.3) 2 (1.9) 2 (1.9) 4 (3.6)
Learning about places to buy healthy food in your neighborhood 69 (61.6) 19 (17.0) 9 (8.0) 8 (7.1) 7 (6.2)
List most helpful c Local farmers’ market, local supermarket
Learning about Website 17 (15.2) 4 (3.6) 19 (17.0) 35 (31.3) 37 (33.0)
List most helpful Websites with nutrition information, recipes
(Study) Recipes 45 (40.2) 17 (15.2) 15 (13.4) 14 (12.5) 21 (18.8)
List most helpful Quesadilla, taco recipes
Completing fitness testing 59 (52.7) 20 (17.9) 14 (12.5) 9 (8.0) 10 (8.9)
What were the most helpful activities? Exercise classes, walking, seeing food portion sizes.
What kept you and your family motivated? Coming to see the staff, improving child(ren)‘s health, having family support
What kept you and your family from making changes? Lack of money e.g., “healthy food is expensive, finances, Work or school schedules” e.g., “her school schedule made it difficult to come.”
Lack of family social support e.g., “grandmother gives her everything she wants to eat.”
  1. aAnonymous end-of-study survey completed by parents/guardians randomized to Standard Care + Enhanced Program
  2. b“my Plate Planner” is an educational tool from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/csi/obesity-plate-planner-13.pdf
  3. cItalicized questions were designed to elicit short answer responses i.e., listing of most helpful items in the category or what kept the family motivated or kept the family from making changes