Battling child obesity

Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:50pm EDT

1 of 12. Hiro Mejia (L), a patient in the metabolic syndrome clinic, is helped up by Michael Witten, director of the Wellness Center at the annual run/walk for patients and their friends and families at The Children's Hospital in Aurora, Colorado June 5, 2010. The Children's Hospital hosts a 10-week Shapedown Program, which has a non-diet approach to weight management, aims to teach families how to make healthier food choices as part of a drive against rising obesity rates in the United States, a cause taken up by First Lady Michelle Obama.

Credit: Reuters/Rick Wilking

The Children’s Hospital in Aurora hosts the 10-week Shapedown Program which encourages families to make healthier food choices, as part of a drive against rising obesity rates.

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