AAP Childhood Overweight and Obesity
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What families can do at home
All families should strive to live healthy active lives. Creating a healthy home environment where physical activity is encouraged, nutritious low fat food options are readily available, and screen time as well as sugared drinks are limited is an achievable goal.

Information for Parents, Children and Adolescents
The Academy has many resources available to you as a parent to help you and your family live healthy active lives. View this fact sheet on Healthy Active Living for Families PDF. Below you will find a number of Frequently Asked Questions (be sure to listen to the audio files at the top of this page) about important topics to overweight and obesity prevention and treatment.

Obesity-Related Audio Files

  • Sound Advice on Healthy Living

  • Sound Advice on Healthy Living logo

    All families should strive to live
    healthy, active lives. To help guide
    parents, the American Academy
    of Pediatrics offers this collection of
    interviews with pediatricians about
    nutrition, exercise and other topics.

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Physical Activity

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Obesity and Associated Comorbidities

NOTE - links to external sources (CDC, USDA My Pyramid, etc) can be found under the helpful links.

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