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A Call to Action – Bringing Awareness to Childhood Obesity

Amidst cancer, diabetes, heart disease and other health problems that are on the rise and gaining exposure with many trying to educate the public about the seriousness of these issues, childhood obesity needs to be highlighted.

Childhood obesity has almost tripled in the last thirty years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that in 2008, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese. Parents may often not see a few “extra pounds” as anything to be worried about.

Unfortunately, these same parents are not informed as to the immediate and long-term health risks that are posed to children who are overweight. Childhood obesity can be particularly scary as extra weight can put children at risk for serious medical concerns such as diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Besides the physical concerns, obesity often brings an impact on a child’s self-esteem as many experience depression as well.

The Solution

Susan Hoff, chief strategy officer of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas shared recently, “Teaching children to make healthy choices today enables them to make responsible choices for the rest of their lives.” Making healthy choices often times is a team effort.Parents that model making right choices will impact children as well. The Mayo Clinic reminds families that improving healthy habits for the whole family is the best place to start. There are many online tools that parents can use that help making choices easier and can make things fun for the kids too.

• The Apps for Healthy Kids competition is part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign where kids can find apps and games that help them make healthy choices.

• Get Kids Moving is a set of exercise cards that gets kids and families active.

• WOD Toys is a great company that offers products for kids to get them engaged in activity with Mom and Dad.

Drs. Brook and Northcutt at Dallas Podiatry Works are highly dedicated to educating patients about childhood obesity and the secondary foot problems that can arise as a result. If your child is experiencing any foot pain that you feel is due to an obesity problem, please contact us today in Dallas (972) 566-7474 or Plano (972) 943-3323.

"I did 3 EPAT treatments and it gave me tremendous relief from my plantar fasciitis. I highly recommend this for anyone who is dealing with PF. Also, the physical therapist Dr. Brook sent me too is fantastic. I am definitely on the mend and so glad I did EPAT."- All H. 5 star all h
"Dr Northcutt is a fantastic physician. My first surgery with him (although painful), went very well. A couple of issues (with his staff) needed to be corrected, I appreciated his calm and professional demeanor and he corrected those issues promptly. He sets the bar high (the mark of a great physician), and that is the key reason why I'm coming back to him to correct my other foot. I would highly recommend him."- She B. 5 star
"The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of care."- Joseph B. 5 star
"My experience was a good one from pre-op to post -op. I saw the doctor right before my surgery.He explained the process to me and my husband. The recovery nurse was great. It was neither crowded or chaotic as some day surgery centers. My foot is doing well as I follow instructions. I look forward to my one week progress visit!"- Patricia T.5 star
"I had dealt with a painful foot problem for five months and had seen three different Doctors before seeing an article in D Magazine about Dr. Joel Brook. Dr. Brook took one look at my foot, explained the causes for my pain and set me up on a successful treatment plan. He is very knowledgeable, thorough and exhibits a caring attitude. I highly recommend him."- Ginger W. 5 star
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