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September is Childhood Obesity Month!
Learn more about how the school day just got healthier for millions of children.

White House Initiative
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is proud to join the White House and other US Government agencies in launching a new initiative to reduce rates of overweight and obesity among the children of our nation.

USPSTF Recommendations
Based on new evidence that children can be effectively treated for obesity, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that clinicians screen children ages 6 to 18 years for obesity and refer them to programs to improve their weight status.

2009 Healthy Active Living Chapter Grant Awarded
5 Chapters awarded Healthy Active Living Grants.

Alliance Healthcare Initiative Announced
President Clinton and AAP President David Tayloe, Jr, MD, FAAP formally announced the launch of the Alliance Healthcare Initiative to combat obesity.

New research highlights negative impact of Sugar Sweetened Beverages (SSB) on children's health
A new research synthesis from Healthy Eating Research, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, examines the evidence regarding the various health impacts of SSB consumption, presents initial conclusions based on these studies and identifies areas for further research.

Pediatrician Letter to Editor Published in People Magazine
Dr Donald Shifrin of Washington state recently responded to an article in People Magazine on childhood obesity and his letter was published.

Pediatrician wins award from Surgeon General
Acting Surgeon General recognized Dr Danielle Goodman Dooley for her community program Choosing Healthy and Rewarding Meals (CHARM).


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