Impact of Childhood & Adolescent Obesity

Early intervention s key in stemming the obesity epidemic.

A key to tackling childhood obesity: Involve families and follow up

America’s growing problem

One of the overarching research objectives was to understand the role of familial and social factors in the prevention and treatment of weight and eating disorders. “Young children do not have power over their environment,” Wilfley said. “If you can change the parent’s behavior and help that adult acquire healthier eating habits and physical activity patterns, that’s going to have a positive effect on the child.”