Martha Jefferson HealthWise--February 18th

Obesity is a serious health concern for children in the United States, and the prevalence of the condition is on the rise. According to the Centers for Disease Control, obese children are at risk for health problems such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and Type 2 diabetes that may also affect them as adults. Joining us today for Martha Jefferson Healthwise is Clinical Nutrition Supervisor David Stebbins to offer advice on how to help your children lose weight and live healthy lives.

What are some of the greatest risk factors for obese children?

Losing weight is hard enough as an adult. How can parents help heavy children understand the importance of losing weight?

What is a healthy approach to pediatric weight loss? How much weight should parents expect a child to lose each week?


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