PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of web-based information on parental self-efficacy in managing obesity risk in preschoolers.
DESIGN AND METHODS: The project included a literature review and the development and field testing of an information website that presented information on how to manage nine obesity risk factors for childhood obesity.
RESULTS: Parents stated that they had no problems using the website, and 69% reported improved self-efficacy on at least two risk factors.
PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: Many parents access the Internet to obtain health information. A website that offers practical information on managing childhood obesity risk factors is a valuable resource for obesity prevention efforts.
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