The number of children who are obese or overweight is growing at an alarming rate. Extra pounds put kids at risk of serious health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, and asthma. Childhood obesity also takes an emotional toll. Overweight children are frequently teased and excluded from team activities, which can lead to low self-esteem, negative body image, and depression. However, with the right support, encouragement, and positive role modeling, we can help your child reach and maintain a healthy weight.
Children have unique nutritional needs as they are still growing and therefore structuring a dietary plan with medical supervision to fit those needs is important. Success largely depends on parental commitment to help the child make these changes.