Children with obesity can be bullied more than their peers with more normal weight. They are also more likely to suffer from social isolation, depression and lower self-esteem.
Adena pediatrician Alex Maranzana, M.D., believes in creating a supportive and understanding atmosphere to help parents address the complex problem of childhood obesity.
Join Maranzana for a free, two-hour health seminar on childhood obesity for parents, grandparents and anyone who wants to learn about the latest solutions for helping their child develop healthier, life changing habits from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 at the Carlisle Building, 9 S. Paint St., Chillicothe.
Healthy sandwiches and refreshments will be served. To register, visit www.adena.org/events or call 740-779-8664. Limited seating is available.
Submitted by Macey Power, communications specialist, Adena Health System.