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Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor

Specialty: Family Medicine
Coral Gables, Florida
The 'my training zone' blog is dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles for children and adolescents and to providing parents with reliable information to prevent obesity and its medical, social, and psychological complications. We inform you of any interesting and relevant new information from... Full Bio
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Chef Jamie Oliver and childhood obesity by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Just a few days ago, on February, 10, 2010, Jamie Oliver, also known as the Naked Chef, gave an outstanding presentation to TED: Ideas Worth Spreading, announcing his pri ... Read on »
chicken with olives and carrots by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting mtzis pleased to announce that it will now be expanding its posts to include easy-to-make healthy recipes for families!   We will still be presenting you with the l ... Read on »
Childhood obesity and children running marathons by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting   With the 2009  ING New York City Marathon approaching, there is much excitement in the air!  Especially for those who have been feverishly training for running q ... Read on »
Childhood obesity and children running marathons by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting   With the 2009  ING New York City Marathon approaching, there is much excitement in the air!  Especially for those who have been feverishly training for running qui ... Read on »
Childhood obesity and exercise: how much should my child exercise? by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting As we continue the series of  "Childhood obesity: top 10 culprits", we move on to the all-important subject of ... drum-roll please... exercise!  Such a great topic and such ... Read on »
CHildhood Obesity in America: top 10 culprits by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Most of us would be in agreement that childhood obesity in America is a growing threat to our children's futures. Yet only a few of us are really aware of all the issues b ... Read on »
Childhood Obesity Linked with Mother's Weight by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I recently came across an article in the Pediatrics journal 2005 that is worth revisiting. The most important fact noted by the research is th following: "The results showed ... Read on »
Childhood obesity: a bit of history by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Childhood obesity ...  hmmm ... what comes to mind when you hear the term?  A chubby kid sitting in front of the TV with a bag of chips and soda in hand?  An overweight teenag ... Read on »
Children and teens eating away from home: does it contribute to obesity? by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting And, finally, we arrive at the last topic to be addressed on the list of  Childhood obesity in America: Top 10 culprits  ... out-of-home meals.  More and more children are ... Read on »
Children Regulate Their own Weight -- If You Let Them by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I recently came across an article from the Nutritional Insights journal in my files that I had archived a few months ago. I thought that it would definitely be worth revisiti ... Read on »
Dispelling exercise myths: what's the scoop on kids lifting weights? by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting For many years, it has been thought that lifting weights and doing gym-based exercises were not only detrimental for children and teens but also harmful and dangerous.  Th ... Read on »
Do health insurance plans cover obesity prevention and treatment for my child? by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Do health insurance plans cover weight management programs for children and adolescents?  The short answer in the past was a resounding "No!".  Now, as of this year, the t ... Read on »
Do parents accurately perceive their child's weight status? by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting It has been reported in the past that up to 90% of parents do not correctly identify the level of their child's overweightness, risk for obesity, and thus, associat ... Read on »
Do parents accurately perceive their child's weight status? by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting It has been reported in the past that up to 90% of parents do not correctly identify the level of their child's overweightness, risk for obesity, and thus, associate ... Read on »
Doctor visits, diabetes, and childhood obesity by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting A recent brief yet very informative article was just released on Jan 7, 2010 in ModernMedicine describing the importance of your child going to their regularly scheduled c ... Read on »
Doctors and Social Media: Dr. Fals on FOX News by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Dr. Fals is interviewed by FOX 35 NEws... the story goes national! (week of march 14, 2011) Read on »
Dr. Fals joins Florida Hospital for Children's Healthy 100 Kids program! by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Great News! Dr. Fals is now the Medical Director of the Center for Child and Family Wellness at Florida Hospital for Children in Orlando! Let me tell you a bit about it ... Read on »
Ever look for a simple, straight ... by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Ever look for a simple, straight-forward nutrition tool to help you figure out how much of which nutrient you should have per day?  How much fat or protein or carbohydra ... Read on »
Exercising as a family by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Anyone with kids knows for a fact that it is very, very hard to find time to exercise ...  between feedings, activities, errands, work, school, the list goes on... how eve ... Read on »
Fast foods and childhood obesity by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting And, what of fast foods?  Are they responsible for this childhood obesity epidemic or what? There have been many, much-heated debates regarding this issue yet no straightf ... Read on »