Delaware Modern Pediatrics Blog

We’re making progress (a little) with childhood obesity.

Rates of obesity in young children, age 2 to 5, have dropped 5% in the past 10 years.  (Click here to see a review of the study.)  This is a good thing!  But pediatric obesity rates in older children have not changed.

It all has to do with simple choices about food and lifestyle.  Unfortunately, it’s easy to be swayed by our culture and our friends into using “convenience” processed foods, and electronic entertainments.

I’ve been speaking with my patients frequently about lifestyle.  Click here for a look at my routine recommendations; they’re not difficult to implement with a little attention.

It’s worth remembering that the lifestyle kids live with are really hard to change as they get older.  The life you save may be your kids’!

— Dr. Epstein