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Sample Prompting Questions Used in Focus Groups

How do you know a child is at a healthy weight?
What are the warning signs that a child is becoming overweight?
What does the word obese mean to you?
What causes a child to be overweight?
Why do you think some children are overweight and others are not?
What do you think parents can do to keep children from becoming too heavy?
Tell me what you could do to keep your child from becoming too heavy?
Whose responsibility is the control of eating?