Pediatrician Dr. Janice Bacon is seeing obesity in younger and younger patients.
"My patients with obesity are demonstrating more and more signs of metabolic syndrome and pre-diabetes," said Bacon, a pediatrician who is executive director of the G.A. Carmichael Family Health Center, which serves Madison, Yazoo and Humphreys counties.
"These conditions correlate with poor nutrition choices, lack of proper portion control and inadequate amounts of consistent aerobic exercise and play."
The Southern Remedy program focuses on patient and family empowerment.
"There is no one fix for all," Bacon