Childhood Obesity Health Center

Overweight children are not gluttonous or lazy. Many studies have shown that obese children do not eat more calories than their peers. It seems unfair, but obese children often need less food and more activity than their peers.

Understanding the causes of childhood obesity and the ways in which it can be treated will help you help your child feel better about themselves and their future health.

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Fiber: Do kids need it, too?

How important is fiber in a child’s diet? How can I make sure my kids are getting enough?

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Brightly colored O shaped cereal is an example of a low fiber food.


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