Who Are You Calling Obese?

A committee of medical experts convened by the American Medical Association is calling for doctors to stop using ambiguous language to define weight problems in children. Instead, the group wants doctors to be blunt and refer to truly fat kids as overweight or obese. They argue that more doctors need to treate childhood obesity as a serious medical condition and that clinical terms such as obese instead of fat or chubby for kids who are significantly overweight set the appropriate tone. How would you feel if your pediatrician called your child obese? Weigh in, hear from other iVillagers and learn how to help your child maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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