Seventeen focus group interviews were conducted with a total of 92 parents (12 men, 80 women). Physical activity was considered to be a joint responsibility of school and parents, nutrition as parent’s responsibility but supported by the school, and prevention of sedentary behaviours as parent’s sole responsibility. Parents proposed interactive and practical activities together with their child as the best way to involve them such as cooking, food tasting, nutrition workshops, walking or cycling tours, sport initiations together with their child. Activities should be cheap, on a convenient moment, focused on their children and not on themselves, not tutoring, not theoretical, and school-or home-based. The conclusion is that parents want to be involved in activities related to energy-balance related behaviours if this implies ‘doing things together’ with their child at school or at home.
Literatuurverwijzing: Lippevelde, W. van, Verloigne, M., & Bourdeaudhuij, I. de (2011). What do parents think about parental participation in school-based interventions on energy balance-related behaviours?: a qualitative study in 4 countries. BMC Public Health 11