Atlanta doctors provide childhood obesity training in Albany
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
Leaders from an Atlanta hospital were in Albany to help South Georgia health workers better deal with childhood obesity, Monday night.
Around 35 Doctors, nurses and dietitians went to Phoebe Northwest to get training from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta experts on how to communicate better with families about the issue.
The goal is to help families set realistic weight-loss goals and live healthier lifestyles.
"It's really difficult to have to explain to an 11-year-old about type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. That's something their grandparents are suppose to have, not something their suppose to have. I think the long term health impact is what's concerning to all of us," said Dr. Stephanie Walsh with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
Children's Healthcare officials are training doctors around the state in hopes of improving lifestyles of Georgia families.