Resources for Families

At Children’s National, we understand that families have many questions about their child’s condition and care. Your care providers may offer specific resources, but we also have online resources available to answer your questions and connect you with the information you need.

Childhood Obesity: Frequently asked questions

Childhood obesity is a serious health problem that affects many children. Childhood obesity often continues into adulthood and results in health complications. Obesity has been associated with several medical problems such as worsening of asthma, early onset of diabetes, serious injuries and fractured bone, and early heart disease.