Episode 11: Clinical Conversations: Childhood Obesity

Published Date: February 17, 2020

Episode Description

Obesity medicine specialist and OMA clinical education director, Nicholas Pennings, DO, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM interviews William Dietz, MD, PhD, a keynote speaker from Overcoming Obesity 2019, about what is contributing to current childhood obesity and looking ahead to results of childhood obesity in the future.

Topics covered include what has changed in regards to contributors to childhood obesity, access for physical activity opportunities, food choices in pregnancy affecting children’s eating habits, and the role of schools and clinicians in improving obesity rates.

Dr. Dietz is the Sumner M. Redstone Chair of the Global Center for Prevention and Wellness at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University. He is also the Director of the STOP Obesity Alliance.

You can purchase the full recording of Dr. Dietz’s presentation on pediatric obesity and access more information about Obesity Medicine podcasts and other resources from the clinical leader in Obesity Medicine at www.obesitymedicine.org.

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