More than 23 million children and teenagers in the U.S. are obese or overweight, a statistic that health and medical experts consider an epidemic.
Throughout the month of September, doctors and parents work together to work towards preventing and treating childhood obesity.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), obesity leads to shorter life spans, lower quality of life, and numerous chronic medical problems, many of which now begin during childhood.
What are ways you can help prevent obesity in your child?
Listen in as Christopher Bolling, MD, shares how you can help prevent childhood obesity.