Your child's weight can affect the way your child feels about himself or herself. It may also affect your child's health.
You can help your child reach a healthy weight. Encourage him or her to be more active and to choose healthy foods.
You and your child don't have to make huge changes at once. You can start by making small changes as a family. When those become habits, add a few more changes.
If you have questions about how to change your family's eating or exercise habits, talk with your doctor. He or she can help you get started. Or the doctor may suggest that you get more help from someone else, such as a registered dietitian or an exercise specialist.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
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Current as of: October 13, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & A. Evan Eyler, MD, MPH - Family Medicine, Psychiatry
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