SAYRE, PA (WENY) – A report from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette shows that childhood obesity is on the rise in Pennsylvania.

Guthrie weight loss center, dealing with childhood obesity isn't something new. Balance and nutrition is a hot topic when Guthrie doctors are speaking with parents, looking for ways to implement healthier options for their children. Doctors recommend purchasing good whole foods, rather than boxed items from shelves when shopping in the supermarket.

“Make sure that the child is getting some protein, some good carbs, some fruit, whole grain bread, as opposed to potato chips for example and making sure children are getting vegetables and healthy fats.