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Psychosocial Impact of Childhood Obesity


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Natalie and Jess talk with Brittany Saviers about the psychosocial impact of childhood obesity. We discuss the physical and mental health implications of obesity in development, as well as ways that we can reduce the psychosocial impact as occupational therapists.

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