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Childhood Obesity
October 2012 • #39
A Note from the Medical Editor
Is your child struggling with weight issues? Many kids today are. But it’s important to remember that there are things you can do to help your child stay on the path of good health. Eating a well-balanced diet, keeping active, and seeing your pediatrician for check-ups and health advice are all important ways to stay healthy. I hope you find the articles highlighted in this newsletter to be helpful as well.
~Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
Medical Editor,
Featured Articles
Childhood Obesity: Common Misconceptions
There are lots myths and misunderstandings about childhood weight. Some of these can get in the way of a child's weight loss goals. Get the facts here. Go >
Teasing and Bullying of Obese Children
Kids who struggle with their weight often have to deal with being teased at school. But there are things parents can do to help. Here’s how. Go >
Where We Stand: Obesity Prevention
The American Academy of Pediatrics believes that both parents and pediatricians need to take steps to prevent overweight problems in children. Learn more here. Go >
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To support your child’s efforts to lose weight, it’s essential for the entire family to get involved.
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