Fighting Childhood Obesity

Is your child overweight or obese? Will she or he carry the weight condition to adulthood? Dr. Scarlet Constant, Pediatrician at Baptist Health South Florida answers these questions, and she also emphasizes the challenges in keeping children healthy and active in today’s culture and society. Parents are the role models and the ones responsible to implement a healthy lifestyle, so, it’s important to educate and support them about when they may need to make lifestyle adjustments, Dr. Constant says. She says she carefully approaches the subject with kids, teens and parents, talking about healthy eating, healthy living and not weight. She also explains why any lifestyle change should be a family effort, and everyone needs to be involved.

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