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Childhood Obesity: Common Misconceptions

From the show: Healthy Children
Dr. Sandra Hassink, MD
Guest Bio
Guest Bio: Dr. Sandra Hassink, MD
sandra hassinkDr. Sandra Hassink has been working in the field of childhood obesity since 1988, when she started the Pediatric Weight Management Clinic at A I DuPont in Wilmington DE. She is a past Board member of the AAP and currently serves as the chair of the Advisory Committee of the AAP Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight. She has taught extensively and authored numerous articles and books  on childhood obesity

Everyone, it seems, has an opinion about obesity. Some may insist that they know what causes it. Or they might have a dozen or more suggestions on how to conquer it.

Yet even though it seems that our culture is obsessed with diets and a belief that you can never be too thin, there are more than enough myths and misunderstandings about childhood weight to go around.

Unfortunately, some of this misinformation can get in the way of your child succeeding in his own weight-loss efforts.
  • Original Air Date December 05, 2012
  • Host Melanie Cole, MS

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