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:
Your 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 checkups.
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, MPH - PediatricsThomas M. Bailey, MD, CCFP - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerRhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
Current as ofMay 4, 2017
Current as of: May 4, 2017
John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics
& Thomas M. Bailey, MD, CCFP - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
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