Dr. Teresa Fuller is the author of a book on weight loss and disease prevention. She's bringing her knowledge to students at Sudbrook Magnet Middle School with Baltimore County Public Schools.
She's talking to students about eating healthy and exercise.
"I want them to walk away knowing they really have the power to make sure they have a healthy future. I want them to walk away knowing what are brain foods and what are foods that are zapping their energy," said Dr. Teresa Fuller, Author and Pediatrician.
This mother and Pediatrician understands the problem of childhood obesity. She and other teachers want to make sure these students are on the right track.
"It's great to get kids started early on the right choices when it comes to nutrition. The choices they make now are the choices they will make for the rest of their lives," said Adam Weddle with Sudbrook Magnet Middle School.
Dr. Fuller engages students with games about healthy eating. She also prepared a healthy smoothie to show eating right can also taste good.
Some students admit they don't always have good eating habits.
"I love fruit and I like to work out even though I eat a lot of junk food, but I cancel it out with exercising because it can lead to a better lifestyle and you can get better grades in school," said Roshaun Christopher.
Students learned a few things after hearing from Dr. Fuller.
"I think it was very informative. I learned that your plate should be divided into four sections with fruit, vegetables, protein and greens because you can live to have a better lifestyle," said Christopher.
Dr. Fuller is the author of "Change One Thing: A Doctors 12 Step Guide to Permanent Weight Loss Disease Prevention and a Lifetime of Incredible Health." For more information on her book you can log onto http://www.xlibris.com
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