Healthy Weight Management for Children with Autism
The percentage of children and adolescents categorized as obese has continued to rise in recent years. The dramatic increase in overweight youth has raised concerns among physicians and public health officials alike. There have been countless initiatives to try and help more children maintain a healthy lifestyle. From education programs to laws regulating advertising, officials and doctors are doing what they can to resolve this growing issue. While these initiatives may help some children, there has been very little energy committed to developing strategies or programs that address the problem of obesity specifically for children with autism.