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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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President and First Lady Obama and childhood obesity 2010 by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting President Obama has stated that childhood obesity is "one of the most urgent health issues that we face in this country". On February 9, 2010, ABC's G ... Read on »
Self esteem and childhood obesity by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting It most likely goes without saying and may even be common sense to many of us, but it is a known fact that low self esteem is tied in to weight problems present and future ... Read on »
Separating obese kids from their parents by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting A recent commentary published in the Journal of the American Medical Association led to the production of the article presented by FOX News " Should Parents Lose Custod ... Read on »
Separating obese kids from their parents by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting A recent commentary published in the Journal of the American Medical Association led to the production of the article presented by FOX News " Should Parents Lose Custod ... Read on »
Separating obese kids from their parents by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting A recent commentary published in the Journal of the American Medical Association led to the production of the article presented by FOX News " Should Parents Lose Custody ... Read on »
Sesame Street 40th year celebration and childhood obesity by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Don't miss the upcoming 40th year anniversary celebration ofSesame Street  -- November 10, 2009! Over the years and several generations,  Sesame Street  has becom ... Read on »
Sesame street 40th year celebration and childhood obesity by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Don't miss the upcoming 40th year anniversary celebration of Sesame Street   --  November 10, 2009! Over the years and several generations,  Sesame Street  has beco ... Read on »
Shaq's Biggest Challenge by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Shaquille O'Neal takes the stage working with six overweight school kids to tackle the biggest challenge of their lives ... restructuring their lives and lifestyles to lo ... Read on »
Simple steps towards a healthier you by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Nice to see local supermarkets contributing to the battle against being overweight.  I just received a small, clever booklet in the mail with helpful hints regarding activi ... Read on »
Sleep and childhood obesity by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting As we continue hitting the  Top 10 list of culprits  of childhood obesity, we move on to number 6 -- less sleep.  Over the past several years, several research study resul ... Read on »
Smart Cycle by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting So Fisher Price in November 2007 has just come out with a fantastic new toy that combines video game fun with exercising fun in the comfort of your own home for your kids a ... Read on »
Soda tax by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Two words... soda tax ... There has been some talk and discussion over the debate on placing taxes on sodas. The thought is that increasing the price of these produc ... Read on »
Soda tax by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Two words... soda tax ... There has been some talk and discussion over the debate on placing taxes on sodas. The thought is that increasing the price of these product ... Read on »
Study says many parents of fat children are in denial about their youngsters' weight by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting "A startling number of parents may be in denial about their youngsters' weight. A survey found that many Americans whose children are obese do not see them that way...." says ... Read on »
Stuffed Veggies? by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Finally! A food you CAN play with! Yellow Label Kids has these knit vegetable and fruit rattles -- the debate is on... will these help YOUR child to like to eat their v ... Read on »
Surviving Thanksgiving and holiday meals: tips for kids and parents by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Yes, it's that time of the year!  The holidays with lots of filling dinners, family meals, scrumptious snacks, and tempting desserts are here!  And it all begins ... Read on »
Surviving Thanksgiving and holiday meals: tips for kids and parents by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Yes, it's that time of the year!  The holidays with lots of filling dinners, family meals, scrumptious snacks, and tempting desserts are here!  And it all begins wit ... Read on »
Swine flu H1N1 and childhood obesity: Is there a connection? by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting There seems to be an overwhelming number of obese patients that have caught the H1N1 virus.  So it leads one to ask -- is there a connection between the two?  Is obesity a ... Read on »
Taking Sugary Drinks Out of Schools Has Little Impact by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting In a journal that we pediatricians subscribe to called Pediatric News, a rather eye-opening article emerged... a study was done involving 7 high schools and sugary drinks and ... Read on »
Technology and childhood obesity: what's the connection? by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting As we continue this week with our list of  Top 10 culprits contributing to childhood obesity, we come to the ever-popular technological advances of today... Concerning obe ... Read on »