Children who eat poorly are more likely to develop certain
long-term health problems and complications, including:
Children who eat poorly may become overweight. Complications of being overweight include:
child's doctor regularly screens for signs of these health problems. If your
child needs treatment, work with your child's doctor to ensure that your child
is getting the best medical care possible, both at home and at medical
Gahagan S (2011). Overweight and obesity. In RM Kliegman et al., eds., Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 19th ed., pp. 179–188. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - PediatricsThomas M. Bailey, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerRhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
Current as ofNovember 20, 2015
Current as of:
November 20, 2015
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
& Thomas M. Bailey, MD - Family Medicine & Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
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