Charles T. Cappetta
Charles T. Cappettta, MD, FAAP is the creator
and founder of the Granite State FitKids program teaching 4th grade
students about their bodies and how to take care of them.
Since its inception in 1997 in the Greater
Nashua schools, this non profit child health promotion
organization has taught over 11,000 students in southern NH and northern
MA and was honored in May 05 with a "Silver Award" from
the Cooper Institute in Dallas, Texas as one of the top 150 programs
in the US in the fight against Childhood Obesity.
In April 06, the program was listed as only
1 of 7 programs from the US in the CDC/WHO recent publication: Best
Practices for Physical Activity Promotion around the World.
Dr. Cappetta is a general pediatrician at Dartmouth Hitchcock Nashua,
the President of the NH Pediatric Society-the NH Chapter of the American
Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), an Adjunct Associate
Professor of Pediatrics - Dartmouth Medical School and has been a member
of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) since 1994. He was
recently elected to the AAP Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness
Executive Committee and has been a member of the National Ski Patrol
for the past 10 years and is a licensed NH youth soccer coach. He is
the school physician for SAU 41 and SAU 42, and his special interests
include school health, sports medicine and care of the premature infant.