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I can answer your questions about children's health, fitness, wellness, and obesity - so be specific with your questions. Many times I get question that a doctor or physiologist is better suited to answer. I specialize more in the line of exercise and nutrition for children. I also deal with the same topics pertaining to adult healthy lifestyle. Please note: Questions should not be related to sickness, as a doctor would be the first choice. I deal mostly with healthy lifestyle, so please, no medical questions!

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Len Saunders is an award winning author, motivational speaker in the fight against childhood obesity, and nationally recognized for his innovative health & fitness events. Most recently, you may have seen Len on such media giants as CNN, Good Morning America, CNBC, The Today Show, ESPN, Nickelodeon, MSNBC, and the Fox Channel. He has served as a consultant to the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition as well as a spokesperson for the American Heart Association on the topic of childhood obesity. He has written or consulted with various media outlets, including Sports Illustrated For Kids magazine. Len has received praise for his leadership in the fight against childhood obesity from professional athletes, celebrities, and President's of the United States, as well as being invited to the White House on numerous occasions. Len's approach to children's health, fitness, and wellness is quite simple, but extremely effective. Len is best known for creating Project ACES, an event in which millions of school children worldwide exercise simultaneously in May each year.


Sports Illustrated, USA Today, Muscle and Fitness, along with other publications.


Master's Degree, Exercise Physiology, Monclair State University Bachelor's Degree, Physical Education, The University Of Bridgeport

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I have won awards at the state and national level.

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Kelly03/14/15101010This is perfect, thank you Len!
Sandra06/19/14101010thank you
Courtney08/20/13101010Thank you for your speedy response!

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2016-02-25 child's diet:

Hi Pratima, well, I may not be qualified to answer this question via email but wanted to bring some things up to you.    First, I think it is important you discuss his diet with his pediatrician.  They

2015-09-03 Overweight boy:

Hi Christian, good morning.  It would not be professional of me to assist with a topic like this via the internet, without knowing your child, or seeing him.  Kids will eat more at times, and less at other

2015-07-19 Obese family:

Hi Mikala, very nice to meet you.  I am so sorry to hear about your concerns about your 10 year old Son.  He is very lucky to have you in his life.  An involved parent is always a positive.  I am not sure

2015-03-14 Making homemade snacks:

Hi Kelly, is this question pertaining to your own children?    I think making snacks is always a better choice, as you have control over what ingredients go into it, especially those parents whose children

2014-09-20 Child Eating Disorder:

Hi Stella, nice to hear from you, and so sorry you are having these concerns with your daughter. As always, it is hard to make any type of diagnosis via the internet without seeing and talking with your


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