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Childhood Nutrition and Obesity

Childhood Nutrition and Obesity

The number of overweight and obese children in the United States has increased dramatically in recent years.

This upswing in childhood obesity presents some major issues – children who are obese are at a much greater risk for health problems now and later in life. A key to reducing the prevalence of childhood obesity is good nutrition—but it's more than simply eating the recommended number of servings from all food groups.

What is the best way to get your child on the right track when it comes to nutrition and physical fitness? Dr. Jack Maypole, Director of Pediatrics at the South End Community Health Center and Comprehensive Care Program at Boston Medical Center, will answer this and other questions parents may have when it comes to children and nutrition.