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“You Don’t Understand: He Needs That Bottle”

  • Lauren Hall Mutrie
  • Janet H. Goode
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Abstract

In this chapter, we will explore a case involving an 18-month-old toddler with obesity and the significant socioeconomic barriers to healthy living for this child and his family. At the conclusion of the case discussion, learners will be able to define childhood obesity; discuss the epidemiology of childhood obesity; understand disparities in obesity by age, race, ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status within the context of the social determinants of health; identify the short- and long-term health consequences of childhood obesity; discuss the effects of discrimination on obese people; and outline treatment and prevention strategies for obesity.

Keywords

Childhood obesity Social determinants of health Health policy Medical-legal partnership Obesity prevention Poverty and obesity 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors and editors wish to thank Rachel Fabi for her review of this chapter.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lauren Hall Mutrie
    • 1
  • Janet H. Goode
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsPediatric Hospital Medicine, Northwest Permanente, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, and Oregon Health Sciences UniversityPortlandUSA
  2. 2.Pediatric Advocacy ClinicThe University of Michigan Law SchoolAnn ArborUSA

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