Wheeler Health Spotlight - Fighting Childhood Obesity

“Every Kid Healthy Week” is the last week of April, and Wheeler’s Family Health & Wellness Centers (in Bristol, New Britain, Waterbury, and Hartford) and Child & Adolescent Center of Excellence offer a full range of services to keep kids (and their parents!) healthy.

Obesity is a major factor in anyone’s overall health, and this is especially true for children, who are learning lessons that they will carry with them for life. According to the American Heart Association, about one in three American kids and teens is overweight or obese and the prevalence of obesity in children more than tripled from 1971 to 2011 (source).

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