childhood obesity

Combating childhood obesity

September 11, 2018 - 1:09 pm
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By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Over the past ten years, few medical issues have been studied more thoroughly than obesity. A great deal of the research has been focused on children and obesity. What we have learned is that there are problems associated with childhood obesity that need to be addressed. 

A key concern is ways to prevent obesity. This time of year, parents have a big opportunity to help. 

Take a look at what you pack the children for lunch or take a look at the lunches provided at school. Healthy alternatives need to be stressed, as well as encouraging exercise whenever possible or practical.