In order to help parents learn how to help their children manage their weight, a session in the “Meet the Pediatric Pros” series offered free information for parents and other caregivers on March 31, 2009. Sponsored by Fernandes Center for Children & Families of Saint Anne's Hospital, pediatric dietitian Kathleen Bucklin, RD spoke on “Weigh Well: the ABCs of  Children's Weight Management”. To see videos of her presentation: click here for the introduction, click here for diet, here for portion size, here for behavior modification, here for exercise, and here for a summary of her presentation. A graduate of the University of Rhode Island, Bucklin is a registered dietitian who works with children of all ages on a variety of nutrition topics and issues, including weight management. Saint Anne’s Hospital is Greater Fall River’s only comprehensive provider of inpatient and outpatient pediatric health services for children from infancy through young adult. For further information about the series, contact Anne Ferreira at 508-235-5056.

(Top row) Susan Baker, Donna Charron and Kim Seyez listen as Kathleen Bucklin, RD, covers some of the basics of providing a nutritious diet for the whole family. (Middle row) Donna Charron poses a question about getting children to try more nutritious foods as Kim Seyez listens. (Bottom row, center) Paula Cummings, a teacher at the Child Development Center listens as Kathy describes some options for healthy snack items. (Bottom row, right) Cindy Pelletier and Ron Grant discuss how they might apply what they learn to the fitness program that they run for children in New Bedford.

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