The Problem | The Program | Alberto Gedissman | The Staff
One in every 4 children in Orange County is overweight, a near doubling over the last twenty years. Obesity affects at least 150,000 children in our region.
AN "EPIDEMIC" IN AMERICA
More and more kids are being diagnosed with illnesses that were not seen until adulthood such as so-called adult onset or type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
Only 1% of children are meeting all of the dietary guidelines. This is the most inactive generation in history. Childhood obesity contributes to asthma, menstrual irregularities, depression and low self-esteem. The latter being most common and often the most serious lingering into adulthood.
The Wellness Center
is committed to provide a solution to a growing and serious problem that threatens our children’s futures and society. By addressing the issue with children and their families, the risk of obesity and its related comorbidities into adulthood can be reduced.
Our Mission is to empower children and parents across Orange County to P.L.A.Y.Our goal is to lay open to our communities, the statistics,
facts and consequences that surround childhood obesity
while offering practical immediate solutions to this epidemic.
Meet Dr. Alberto Gedissman MD, MMM, CPE, FAAP
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