NAPLES, Fla., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a recent Dr. Phil show titled "Overweight or Underfed," BistroMD was selected to provide healthy weight loss meals to a teen at the center of a Supreme Court case related to childhood obesity.
The teen and his mother made national headlines and have been at the center of a landmark case ever since child services in South Carolina removed then 14-year-old Alex from his home. His mother was charged with unlawful neglect of a child for allowing Alex to weigh over 550 pounds. The resulting case has spurred controversy in the media about the parenting rights of overweight and obese children. A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association explored the use of suspended custody rights of parents of obese children, in order to protect the child's health.
Teaming with Dr. Phil to combat the rise of childhood obesity, BistroMD will provide both Alex and his mother with healthy and delicious meals to support their weight loss goals. "Childhood obesity is a serious epidemic in this country, with approximately 12.5 million children between the ages of 2-19 considered to be obese, and this number has almost tripled since 1980," says Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D., and the founding physician of BistroMD. "Often, the root of the problem is that families don't spend the time to work together or have the resources to make practical lifestyle changes to support a healthy lifestyle. This includes small steps like eating healthier meals, and doing activities together as a family."
"We wish Alex nothing but the best as he continues to pursue his goal of living a healthier life," says Dr. Cederquist.
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Headquartered in Naples, Florida, BistroMD is a weight loss program that provides nutritionally sound, great-tasting meals, designed for a lighter, healthier you.
Founding physician Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D., is the medical director of the Cederquist Medical Wellness Center. As a board-certified bariatric physician, as well as a family practice physician, her scientific understanding of medical weight management through proper nutrition has allowed her to help patients all over the world achieve healthy weight loss.
BistroMD's home-delivered meals are healthy, delicious and convenient, going beyond the diet industry's focus on portion control. Each meal is chef-prepared with the proper combinations of food scientifically proven to support weight loss. For more information on BistroMD, please visit: http://www.BistroMD.com.
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