Reducing Obesity By Education (ROBE A)

Hello, my name is Dee and I am a registered midwife, midwifery lecturer, public health practitioner and author. Thank you for taking part in this focus group which is for anyone who wants to share their views on childhood overweight and obesity, and you may take part anonymously if you wish. Your participation in this group will be used to inform the content for a learning package intended to help healthcare workers to support parents to reduce childhood overweight and obesity. This is your opportunity to say how you feel this should be done. The information you share will be anonymised if added to the teaching platform for healthcare workers

What are your views on childhood overweight and obesity? Please share any personal experience or anecdotes.

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* 1. What are your views on childhood overweight and obesity? Please share any personal experience or anecdotes.

Have you, your child, or a child you know ever had healthcare advice related to them being overweight?

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* 2. Have you, your child, or a child you know ever had healthcare advice related to them being overweight?

If you or your child were given advice about lifestyle to help reduce weight, did you find this a positive or negative experience?

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* 3. If you or your child were given advice about lifestyle to help reduce weight, did you find this a positive or negative experience?

If a healthcare worker gives you advice about yours or your child’s weight, do you understand what they mean?

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* 4. If a healthcare worker gives you advice about yours or your child’s weight, do you understand what they mean?

Do you feel you can ask questions when a healthcare worker gives you weight advice for you or your child?

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* 5. Do you feel you can ask questions when a healthcare worker gives you weight advice for you or your child?

Do you know what questions you want to ask when a healthcare worker gives you weight advice for you or your child? 

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* 6. Do you know what questions you want to ask when a healthcare worker gives you weight advice for you or your child? 

How do you prefer to be given advice by healthcare workers about your or your child’s weight? 

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* 7. How do you prefer to be given advice by healthcare workers about your or your child’s weight? 

What can healthcare workers do to help make the experience of being given weight advice more useful for you and your child?

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* 8. What can healthcare workers do to help make the experience of being given weight advice more useful for you and your child?

Do you feel you are aware of the difference between child and adult portion sizes?

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* 9. Do you feel you are aware of the difference between child and adult portion sizes?

Please describe a typical breakfast, lunch and supper your child (or the child you wish to discuss) eats including how much of each food they have (for example, how many slices of bread used for sandwich, which and how many fruit and veg, types of meat or meat substitute, dairy, sweets, crisps, ready made or fast foods, drinks).

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* 10. Please describe a typical breakfast, lunch and supper your child (or the child you wish to discuss) eats including how much of each food they have (for example, how many slices of bread used for sandwich, which and how many fruit and veg, types of meat or meat substitute, dairy, sweets, crisps, ready made or fast foods, drinks).

Do your children do any exercise

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* 11. Do your children do any exercise

Are you aware of any free exercise sessions in your local area, and if so can you name them?

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* 12. Are you aware of any free exercise sessions in your local area, and if so can you name them?

What kind of lifestyle support or advice would you find useful?

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* 13. What kind of lifestyle support or advice would you find useful?

Do you know of any apps / websites that support healthy lifestyles and does your family use them?

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* 14. Do you know of any apps / websites that support healthy lifestyles and does your family use them?

Thank you for your participation in this survey. If you would like to be informed when the prototype is available for testing then please let me know here and leave me your email address so I can contact you at the right time.

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* 15. Thank you for your participation in this survey. If you would like to be informed when the prototype is available for testing then please let me know here and leave me your email address so I can contact you at the right time.

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