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Sound Advice on Healthy Living

All families should strive to live healthy, active lives. To help guide parents, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers a collection of 8- to 14-minute interviews with pediatricians about nutrition, exercise and other related topics.​


How Obesity is Affecting Children

Sandra Hassink, MD, FAAP

(Recorded July 2010)

Dr. Hassink is a pediatrician and director of the Nemours Obesity Initiative. She is chair of the Obesity Work Group of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the AAP Board of Directors.


Infant Nutrition and First Foods

Jatinder Bhatia, MD, FAAP

(Recorded August 2010)

Dr. Bhatia is chair of the Committee on Nutrition of the American Academy of Pediatrics and chief, Division of Neonatology at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Don Shifrin, MD, FAAP

Dr. Shifrin is a pediatrician in Seattle, Wash., and served on the AAP Obesity Task Force. The following audio clips were recorded for the “A Minute for Kids” radio feature.


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The information contained on this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.
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