Collaborating organizations include the American Association of Diabetes Educators, American College of Sports Medicine, American Dietetic Association, and American Academy of Family Physicians.
The premier issue includes an editorial by Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA, U.S. Surgeon General, and a series of eleven essays on "Childhood Obesity: How Do We Seize the Moment?" including "Stop the Blame and Start the Action: Preventing Generation Z from Becoming XXL" by Keith-Thomas Ayoob, EdD, RD, FADA; "Tobacco, Formula, and Frequent Pregnancies: The Obesity Trinity" by Melinda S. Sothern, PhD, CEP, "First Assess Then Address" by Linda Van Horn, PhD, RD, and "Restoring the Promise of a Healthy Childhood" by Sandra G. Hassink, MD, FAAP.
David Katz, MD, MPH sets the stage for the challenges ahead with a perspective piece on "It Does, Indeed, Take a Village: Schools, Families, and Beyond for Weight Control in Children." Other features include a provocative roundtable discussion on "Improving Access to Care for African-American and Latino Children and Adolescents: Barriers and Opportunities" moderated by Monica Baskin, PhD and original articles such as "Does Breastfeeding Protect Against Overweight and Obesity in Children? A Review," "Motivational Interviewing for Families with an Overweight / Obese Child," and "Making Fit Kids: The Evolution of a Hospital-Based Childhood Obesity Program in New York City."
Gail C. Christopher, DN, vice president of program strategy with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation provides a welcome for the reader and a vision for the path forward in "A New Voice Emerges in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity."
"The epidemic of childhood obesity must be
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