Six Months At An Obesity Clinic

When PE Is Just Not Enough

Some kids need more than a good PE program. Bernadette Williams and her son Wayne Wilson, an overweight, Boston-area fifth-grader, both credit a leading pediatric obesity clinic--which offered focused personal attention on medical, nutritional and emotional issues--with turning their lives around. "Before I went, I would never have asked basic questions about how to eat and exercise, for fear of seeming stupid," says Bernadette. "But the program offered us some simple solutions."

In many ways, Wayne was a typical sedentary kid. He liked candy, watched too much TV and played too much Nintendo. But his parents, who split when he was...

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