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Fifth of Parents ‘Not Concerned’ About Overweight Children
A new study from the UK’s leading discount website has found that a third of parents of children under the age of four believe that their child is overweight. However, 22% of these parents claim to be ‘unconcerned’ about their child’s weight.
The study, conducted by http://www.MyVoucherCodes.co.uk, found that almost a third, 31%, of the parents taking part admitted that they thought that their child was ‘overweight’
In contrast, 17% of the parents taking part stated that their child was ‘underweight’
The study by http://www.MyVoucherCodes.co.uk, found the respondents who admitted that their child was ‘overweight’
The respondents that admitted to not being concerned about their child being overweight were subsequently asked why they felt this way, to which over half, 48%, said that they simply ‘blamed puppy fat’. A further 13% claimed that their child received ‘plenty of exercise’, whilst 26% said it was in their child’s ‘genes’ to be overweight.
When the parents who admitted to believing their child was ‘overweight’
Mark Pearson, Chairman of http://www.MyVoucherCodes.co.uk, said the following:
“It was surprising to see that a quarter of the parents who believe that they have overweight children simply put it down to their genes. Whilst this could be a possibility, parents have to bear in mind that children aged four or under shouldn’t be overweight; and diet and exercise is important for their child to develop properly.”
“Whilst children as young as this regularly do grow out of their ‘puppy fat;’ there is no harm in keeping an eye on your child’s weight, as it reduces the risk of your child become unhealthy. As long as your child eats healthily and gets plenty of time to run around and play though, they should be happy and healthy.”
For more information please contact Charlotte Horsfall of 10 Yetis Public Relations on email@example.com or 01452348211.
Mark Pearson, Chairman of MyVoucherCodes.co.uk is a regular media contributor regarding online shopping and the credit crunch. At 29, his personal worth is more than £30 million.
Mark was previously a trainee chef working for Gordon Ramsay at Claridges, London.
MyVoucherCodes has had sales exceeding £481m in the last year.
Consumer savings on online shopping via MyVoucherCodes.co.uk up from £28m in 2008 to £52m in 2009.
MyVoucherCodes is the UK’s most popular discount site