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Can there be any professional help for obese children?

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Dr. Jennifer Diabo
21 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Many childrens hospital's have programs to assist obese children. Here in philadelphia, many of the health insurance programs offer assistance and information on childhood obesity programs that are covered by your particular insurance. Try your insurance plan first! seek out nutritionists who are familiar with childhood obesity. Check your local children's hospital for prog. If there is one nearby.
Answered on May 15, 2014
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