As childhood obesity threatens the nation as significantly as adult obesity, two Blues plans have launched obesity disease management programs to help their youngest members get back on a healthy track.

Although most employers' wellness and DM efforts may be targeting their parents, a recent report from EBN reminds that you're paying for the health risks and illnesses of obese kids as well, and a DM revamp may be just what the doctor (pediatrician?) ordered.

Are dependents covered under your company's DM or wellness program? What specific interventions do you conduct for children? Comment and let us know.

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