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


Zoe McCoy stands atop a scale as her mother Clarisse Gonzalez shows... News PhotoAdolescence,Aurora - Colorado,Bestof,Child,Event,Females,Healthcare And Medicine,Human Interest,Illness,Mother,Overweight,People,Social Issues,Teenager,Topics,Topix,USA,VerticalPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2010 Getty ImagesAURORA, CO - NOVEMBER 20: Zoe McCoy, 9, stands atop a scale as her mother Clarisse Gonzalez shows her how much weight she lost during 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)