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Clinicians and Parents for Child Obesity Prevention

Clinicians and Parents for Child Obesity Prevention

“And at the end of the day, it's important that our interactions with patients give them important information, allow them to be empowered to change whatever behaviors they're motivated to change for the reasons that are consistent with their values.”

In this episode, Dr. Eliana Perrin discusses the importance of clinicians and caregivers in childhood obesity prevention. She talks about how parents can help their children establish healthy habits from an early age and how clinicians can better intervene to prevent childhood obesity during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Tune in to learn how healthcare providers can better equip parents and caregivers to prevent childhood obesity. 

Dr. Eliana Perrin is a general pediatrician, researcher, and expert in childhood obesity prevention and treatment. She focuses on communities that have been systematically disadvantaged. She studies how primary care teams can partner with families to help them engage in healthy behaviors throughout their child’s life.  She is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor in the dept of pediatrics and schools of medicine, nursing, and public health.

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