Bringing Awareness to Childhood Obesity
The United States is currently facing a childhood obesity epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the prevalence of obesity was 18.5 percent and affected about 13.7 million children and adults from 2015-2016.
The month of September is dedicated as Childhood Obesity Month, raising awareness about childhood obesity and how it can be prevented. Dr. Matthew Else, family medication physician at Utica Park Clinic in Bixby, shared what you need to know about childhood obesity with us.