It’s sad that North Carolina children ages 10-17 are OBESE.

NC ranks 5th in obesity.

4 out of 5 children in NC will have problems with obesity.

Dr. Joey Skelton, MD at WFU Baptist’s Brenners Childrens Hospital discussed solutions at a talk at Winston-Salem Rotary Club.

Dr. Skelton said we should eat 2000 calories a day but instead typically eat 3800 calories.

He said over consumption combined with inactivity due to electronics (tv, computer, smartphones, video games).

In addition, he was enlightening on what’s really healthy and not to be fooled by packaging of “real fruit” and such on labels.

Make sure you eat fiber. Go to the Brenner Fit website at


to help your family become healthier.