Children's Hospital Class Aims To Help Youth With Obesity Issues


A child receives her graduation certificate from the Shapedown... News PhotoAdolescence,Aurora - Colorado,Certificate,Child,Event,Graduation,Healthcare And Medicine,Horizontal,Human Interest,Illness,Overweight,People,Receiving,Social Issues,Teenager,USAPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2010 Getty ImagesAURORA, CO - NOVEMBER 20: A child receives her graduation certificate from the Shapedown program for overweight adolescents and children on November 20, 2010 in Aurora, Colorado. The 10-week family-centered program held by the Denver area Children's Hospital teaches youth and their parents ways to lead a healthier more active lifestyle, as a longer lasting weight-loss alternative to dieting. Nationally, some 15 percent of children are overweight or obese, as are some 60 percent of adults. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)