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Loveland doctor puts childhood obesity into focus
Poudre Valley Health System

For immediate release: Oct. 13, 2011

Kelly Tracer  970.624.1211 | 970.213.4761

With childhood obesity rates on the rise across the nation, a Loveland doctor is reaching out to parents to show them how to make a difference.

Dr. Peyton Taliaferro, a family medicine physician at Poudre Valley Medical Group Primary Care in South Loveland, is hosting two free workshops about childhood obesity and how parents can help their children avoid or reverse weight-related problems.

In the "Childhood Obesity: Strategies to Avoid the Epidemic" workshops, participants will get a full understanding of the childhood obesity epidemic and how the problem has grown over the years. They'll also learn numerous ways parents can create healthier environments for their children through good nutrition, physical activity and positive parenting. 

Dr. Taliaferro's first workshop will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Oak Room at the Chilson Recreation Center, 700 E. 4th St., Loveland. A second workshop will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Medical Center of the Rockies, Longs Peak Conference Room, 2500 Rocky Mountain Ave., Loveland.

Both of the "Childhood Obesity: Strategies to Avoid the Epidemic" workshops are free and open to the public. Space may be limited. To reserve a seat, call 970.619.6450.



  • In the past three decades, obesity rates have tripled for those age 6-11 years.
  • In the past three decades, obesity rates have doubled for those ages 2-5 years and for those 12-19 years.
  • One study showed that 80 percent of those overweight at 10-15 years old were obese at age 25 years old.

    SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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