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Date

2017

Abstract

The obesity epidemic in the United States continues to negatively impact health outcomes in every age group. Interventions aimed at the pediatric population is an especially attractive public health strategy to help kids early on develop important skills for healthy eating to carry with them into adulthood. Childhood obesity prevalence remains alarmingly high at about 17% and has a huge impact on children’s health including higher likelihood of developing risk factors for heart disease, high blood pressure, asthma, sleep apnea, psychiatric problems and problems with self-esteem. This project aims to help elementary school aged children become more involved in making their own healthy food choices by creating a cookbook with recipes that children in this age bracket can make themselves. Its recipes are guided by the recommendations of the Mediterranean diet.

Clinical Site

Stowe Family Practice

Keywords

Childhood Obesity, Pediatric Nutrition, Vermont, Healthy Recipes

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Disciplines

Medical Education | Primary Care