How Weight Status Influences Parental Feeding Practices

April 26, 2017 by: Jerica M. Berge, PhD, MPH, LMFT, CFLE Article Tags: ,

Because of the high prevalence of adolescent obesity and the health problems that have been shown to follow overweight/obese adolescents into adulthood (e.g., cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, psychosocial problems), it is important to identify factors in the home that influence adolescents’ health behaviors on a daily basis and that are changeable in order to…

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Dr. Berge is a clinician and researcher at the University of Minnesota Medical School. She studies risk and protective factors for childhood and adolescent obesity in the home environment to reduce obesity disparities in minority and low-income households. She works with families to capitalize on their strengths to increase their overall health.

Jerica M. Berge

Jerica M. Berge, PhD, MPH, LMFT, CFLE