Childrens Nutrition 1 of 2

What and how you eat as a child will have a lasting effect on the rest of your life. In this interview, an expert in children's nutrition talks about a variety of issues involving children's nutrition, including obesity rates and children who may fall behind the growth curve with a condition known as failure-to-thrive.

Part one of this two-part program addresses the following topics:

  • When is a child overweight?
  • Health risks for overweight children
  • Dietary concerns
  • Barriers to physical activity
  • Parents setting a good example

Dr. Maureen Black, psychologist and director of the pediatric nutrition clinic at the University of Maryland Hospital for Children. Dr. Black is also a professor of pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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This page was last updated: March 10, 2014

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