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According to the CDC, one in five children in the United States has overweight or obesity. Genetics, diet, and physical activity all play a role in this epidemic, but surprisingly, so does lack of sleep. Studies have shown that toddlers who don’t get enough sleep (11-14 hours of sleep a day including naps), have trouble falling asleep or sleeping through the night are at a greater risk for childhood obesity. Join Massachusetts General Hospital physician Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, for a discussion about children, nutrition and sleep.

Panelist Profiles:

  • Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA

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