Today we are joined by Doctor Charles Peters.
a Pediatrician with Mayo Health Clinic in La Crosse.
to talk about Childhood Obesity.
Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children
and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years
and In 2012, more than
one third of children and adolescents
were overweight or obese .
What are some of the main factors you see as a pediatrician
why this is happening?
Helping children overcome these can be difficult,
how do you get children and even parents to understand
the health risks of being overweight?
Now that we understand
the factors, what healthy alternatives
can help lead children down a path to wellness now
and later in life?