What Does the Epidemic of Childhood Obesity Mean for Children with Special Health Care Needs?

Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 35 (1):61-77 (2007)
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Bringing the 12.8% of children with special healthcare needs into the national response to the childhood obesity epidemic will require new information, a view of health promotion beyond that which occurs within healthcare systems, and services and supports in addition to the multi-sectoral strategies presently designed for children overall. These efforts are necessary to protect the health of the nation's 9.4 million children with special health care needs now and long-term



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