An alliance of health groups and insurance companies recently announced an initiative that will assist in battling one of America's biggest health problems in children: obesity.
Insurance companies will usually not pay for anti-obesity services like counseling. Under this initiative, insurance companies would pay for up to 4 visits with a dietitian over a year's time. Under this program, doctors and dietitians will be reimbursed for helping children and their families adopt healthier lifestyles.
What has lead to this initiative is the realization that:
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