Obesity in America: A Growing Problem!
The health care community has known about the problem of obesity in children for some time. Now, parents are getting the message. The National Poll on Children’s Health conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan lists obesity as the number one health concern of parents in 2009. Overall, 42% of parents rank obesity in children as a “big problem.” For the first time, Hispanic (46%) and African American (55%) parents have joined with Caucasian (39%) parents in identifying obesity as their top concern. Please join me as I talk with Judy Groner, MD, a member of the Section of Ambulatory Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and Robert Murray, MD, director of the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, regarding the epidemic of childhood obesity.