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Raising a Healthy Child: Make the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice

Raising a Healthy Child: Make the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice

Date 
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Featuring 
Wendelin Slusser, MD, MS, FAAP
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Raising a Healthy Child:
Make the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice
 
Wednesday, May 13, Noon - 1:00pm PDT
Wendelin Slusser, MD, MS, FAAP
Associate Vice Provost, UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative
HS Clinical Professor, UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health

Obesity is a major public health concern for America's children. The problem is particularly prevalent in low-income, high-minority communities, where access to healthy food is often lacking. Children's food preferences can develop as early as infancy and intervention during these early years has the potential to offset the risk for obesity and chronic disease. During childhood there are ample opportunities to establish healthy eating practices and good physical activity habits, rather than trying to remedy unhealthy patterns later in life. In this webinar, Dr. Slusser will discuss the ways we can cultivate healthy eating habits throughout childhood and adolescence and into adulthood. She will also explore how to eat healthfully and sustainably for our health and enjoyment, our community and the world.  

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