Saving Our Children's Future
Pennington Biomedical’s bold initiative to reduce childhood obesity through statewide partnerships based on scientifically proven obesity treatment and prevention programs.
Obesity must be recognized as a complex disease that directly imperils our children and grandchildren.
What You Should Know About Childhood Obesity
A Comprehensive Approach to Childhood Obesity
Pennington Biomedicals’s Greaux Healthy Initiative Identifies Four Priority Populations
Expectant Families and Parents of Infants
Research shows the risk of childhood obesity begins before birth, making an expectant mother’s healthy pregnancy weight and optimal infant feeding practices, critical early interventions against childhood obesity.
Pre-school Age Children
(2 - 5 years)
Childcare/early education settings will offer opportunities to implement structured evidence-based obesity prevention curricula and activities.
School Age Children
(6 - 12 Years)
Healthy eating, physical activity and weight-loss interventions adapted for school children’s “real world” life are introduced.
(13 - 18 Years)
Working with adolescents to modify behaviors associated with adult obesity and offering bariatric surgery for certain adolescents with severe obesity will avoid debilitating chronic diseases in adulthood.