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Spring 2009

Childhood Obesity Rates Rapidly Increasing

Parents and health providers in Central Texas and across the nation are concerned about the growing level of obesity among children.


Have Fun this Spring – the Safe Way

Spring Break is right around the corner and with the temperatures warming, families will be doing more traveling and outdoor activities.


Living with Asthma

Almost 11 percent of school-age children have asthma. Millions of missed school days and parental workdays are attributed to pediatric asthma.


They May Be Small But They Still Go The Distance

Running a marathon may be intimidating to some, but to these elementary school kids, it's all in the pacing.

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Make Plans Now to Head Off Obesity

A report from the Texas Health Institute and Methodist Healthcare Ministries shows that more than 15 million Texans will become obese by 2040 if prevention methods
are not adopted immediately.

Free Program Teaches Diabetes Prevention

The exciting “Healthy Kids” program offers free diabetes- prevention classes for children ages 5-18 who are overweight or who have other risk factors for developing diabetes. Families who attend will receive information about healthy food choices, benefits of exercise and the importance of choosing a healthier lifestyle to prevent diabetes. Snacks and amazing prizes are also provided!

The program is FREE, but registration is required. Classes are available in English and Spanish, and are held at various locations around Austin including the East Communities YMCA, Rosewood-Zaragosa Clinic, Seton Kozmetsky Clinic, Seton McCarthy Clinic and Seton Topfer Clinic.

Please call (512) 324-4911 for more information or to register.

Good Health for Kids is produced by Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas.
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