In the U.S., 17 percent of children and teenagers are considered obese, meaning the child carries an unhealthy amount of weight for his or her height. Locally, this condition affects 43 percent of school-aged children in Elkhart County. Although the weight-to-height ratio, or body mass index (BMI), is used to determine obesity, a child’s age and gender are also considered.
At Goshen Health, we know that child obesity prevention begins with awareness and education. With health screenings, community events and programs, we educate families on how to reduce and prevent obesity.
We can be a partner in your child’s health – call our experts at (574) 364-2496 for more information.