Childhood obesity is a significant problem across our country, leading to serious long-term health issues for those at risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control, for children and adolescents aged 2 - 19 years, the prevalence of obesity was 18.5% and affected about 13.7 million children and adolescents. Programs designed to support and treat childhood obesity and
Laurie Sax, dietitian in the Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition Department at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and certified specialist in obesity and weight management , joins the show to discuss the Healthy Start Clinic and the multi-disciplinary approach they’re taking to promote new beginnings and healthy changes for obese children.
Pediatric Obesity and the Healthy Start Clinic