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Childhood Obesity Statistic
Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
*Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Childhood Obesity Ongoing Care

“We Can" – evaluated for incorporation into the WellStar Pediatric Practices —combines health knowledge, diet and exercise. We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition) is a national movement designed to give parents, caregivers, and entire communities a way to help children aged eight to 13 years old stay at a healthy weight. It is sponsored by the National Heart Blood and Lung Institute.

Community-Based Pediatricians

WellStar offers long-standing, community-based pediatricians who are close to home and trained to:

  • Help you determine healthy lifestyles for your child and useful ways to role model your choices
  • Offer advice to prevent or treat obesity, illnesses and injuries
  • Provide early and appropriate care of acute illness to prevent its progression
  • Guide you in anticipating your child’s needs from birth to adulthood