CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENT OBESITY
As the federal health care law takes effect, health insurers and employers must now pay the cost of screening children for obesity and providing them with appropriate treatment and counseling. With about one in three children in the United States obese or overweight, according to government statistics, the need for such programs is clear. This is why Merritt Health & Wellness sees the experience in treating pediatric and adolescent weight gain and assisting in weight loss as key. Seth Merritt frequently speaks at medical conferences about childhood obesity and treatment strategies for weight loss for those patients who struggle to lose weight. Our goal is to educate our patients and families about the effects of foods on our body. We attempt to not only create a change in lifestyle change that may aid in weight loss for the present but the tools to help maintenance weight and prevent illness and disease in the future.