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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  • 11.

    Causes of Childhood Obesity

    Obesity in America is becoming a huge problem, especially in children. Statistics show that almost 60% of children in...

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    The Effects of Childhood Obesity

    Introduction Childhood obesity has become a disturbing national epidemic and has grown considerably in the past two...

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    Evaluation and Management of Childhood and Teen Obesity

    Tips from the WATCH clinic at the UCSF (University of California in San Francisco) Children’s Hospital The number of...

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    Childhood Obesity

    Over the past five years, researchers, nutritionists, and politicians have been calling attention to the growing...

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    The Case for Physical Education

    Experts say keeping physical education in schools can improve cognitive abilities and overall mental and physical...

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.