Ellisville doctor brings awareness to childhood obesity

By Karrie Leggett

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - September is national childhood obesity month and one Ellisville doctor is bringing awareness to local children's health.

Doctor Patricia Tibbs, Pediatrician with Ellisville Pediatric Clinic, is a part of Jones County Get Moving initiative which identifies ways to help parents and their children become more active and live healthier lifestyles.

As part of that initiative, Wednesday Doctor Tibbs will give information about the effects obesity can have on children and a program families can join.

"We are going to showcase our Cardio Kids program. I encourage everybody to come and see what it is about. If you think that your child could benefit from this please come and find out about it, and just get more information about what you can do about keeping your children healthy. Even if you may not think they are obese right now, just ways in which you can keep them healthy and keep them active. Cardio Kids is one option," said Tibbs.

Cardio Kids will be held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at South Central Wellness Center.