Childhood Obesity Leads to Unnecessary Surgeries



How does a 175-pound 10-year-old sound? Or a 200-pound 6-year-old? Or, far worse, a morbidly obese 6-year-old having his gallbladder removed because a high fat diet has caused it to malfunction and become a source of pain?

I’m a pediatric surgeon, and these are the children I see every day. I find myself congratulating the parents of normal-weight children — kids we now call thin — the new exception to the rule. This is my new normal, and it’s not O.K., not by any standard. It’s madness and we are not doing enough, as individuals or as a culture, to stop it.

Physical Benefits of Excersise for Children

By Judy Wilson Mar 26 2011


Given the increasing numbers of overweight and obese children, coupled with higher rates of serious diseases in children, parents are interested in how exercise can help. Regular exercise, which can involve nature walks, unstructured play, bicycling, playing tag or participating on sports teams, benefits children in significant ways. All physical activity,


Kids In Shape 1st Annual Fitness and Nutrition Benefit

Saturday, January 26th, 2013 between 2 and 5pm at 1420 Second Avenue, (E.74th and Second Ave.)

30 minute fitness and nutrition classes designed to introduce children to fun exercise and eating habits that will benefit them for life. $50 per child per class. All Proceeds go directly to the Kids In Shape Foundation. While Children are taking class in our sports room there will be a brief presentation of Kids in Shape as well as a silent auction in the event room. Food and Drinks will be served.

There are limited spots, Please call to reserve your spot at 212 744-4900

  • 2:00 - 2:30 6-7 Year Olds
  • 2:45 - 3:15 5-6 Year Olds
  • 3:30 - 4:00 4-5 year Olds
  • 4:15 - 4:45 3-4 year Olds
  • 5:15 - 5:45 2 year Olds