Pediatric Fitness Clinic Featured in Second HBO Documentary

The UW Health Pediatric Fitness Clinic was featured in an episode of “The Weight of the Nation for Kids,” an HBO documentary that aired in May 2013.

Filmed on location in Madison, the “Quiz Ed” episode looks at the obesity epidemic through the eyes of children, testing their knowledge of nutrition and physical activity and inspiring them to take active steps toward a healthier lifestyle.

One of the children profiled is Kimberly (at minute 11:25), a girl who develops liver disease due to a poor diet and lack of exercise. But with family support, lifestyle changes, and help from the Pediatric Fitness Clinic, she is able to get the disease under control-and her liver enzymes back to normal.

The documentary is a companion piece to “The Weight of the Nation,” a four-part series that originally aired in May 2012. Aaron Carrel, MD, and Pediatric Fitness Clinic staff appeared in that series’ third installment,”Children in Crisis”.