What can parents do to help their children eat healthy and stay active in order to avoid being overweight?

Recent Findings on Childhood Obesity

Quick Facts on Obesity

Screening for Childhood Overweight and Obesity

Understanding the Increase and Impact of Obesity

Interventions for Obesity

Physical Activity for Families

Nutrition 101: What We Eat Impacts Our Weight

Tips for Parents to Address Childhood Obesity

The Role of Media

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Mel Heyman, M.D.

Guest Editor

Mel Heyman, M.D.

Dr. Mel Heyman is chief of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at UCSF Children's Hospital. His expertise spans childhood obesity, nutrition related problems, and inflammatory bowel disease.

Editors: Jamie Ratner, M.A. & Denise Daniels, Ph.D.