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Childhood Obesity

Worried about your child’s weight? Talk with your family doctor about your concerns then check out some of these links.

Healthy Children and the American Academy of Pediatrics

Find extensive resources to help you and your child or adolescent get on the right path to a healthy weight; find out more about obesity, what drives over-eating and how you can help your child with healthy eating and active living. Learn more

American Heart Association

Did you know that childhood obesity is the No. 1 health concern among parents in the United States, topping drug abuse and smoking? Addressing obesity at home from the American Heart Association. Learn more

Center for Disease Control: Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. Learn more about childhood obesity in American, key strategies to addressing obesity in the community and more. Learn more

N.E.W Keiki (Nutrition + Exercise + Weight Management

The N.E.W. Keiki program is Hawai‘is only family-based multidisciplinary intervention program targeting children and adolescents. Created in collaboration with the YMCA of Honolulu in 2012, the program teaches keiki and their family about nutrition, healthy home environments, fitness, medical co-morbidities, mental health and family support issues. Learn more.