Childhood Obesity – On the Rise
How can parents help treat kids who are overweight?
Did you know current statistics place the incidence of child obesity in Israel as the highest in comparison to European countries?! Yes, you read that right. Almost 13% of children in Israel are categorized as obese, and about 29% are defined as overweight. If the upwards trend of overweight kids continues, these numbers are expected to leap by almost 50% in less than a decade – reaching approximately 740,000 overweight children in Israel. What can parents and healthcare providers do? Experts at Sheba Medical Center share the following advice.