Impact of Location, Caregivers, and Identities on Childhood Obesity

Impact of Location, Caregivers, and Identities on Childhood Obesity

“Obesity is a multi-factorial problem and no family, no parent, no grandparents who's taking care of kids should feel that they're having to walk through that alone and unsupported”

Dr. Michelle White discusses the current state of childhood obesity in the United States and emphasizes the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. She will also talk about how social determinants of health, environmental factors, and caretakers can influence children’s weight and overall health. Stay tuned to hear what you can do as a caregiver or healthcare provider to prevent and manage childhood obesity. 


Dr. White is a pediatrician and health equity researcher at Duke University. Her research focuses on developing and adapting interventions to eliminate disparities in child obesity- a condition which disproportionately affects children of color and children in lower-income countries.

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