Tips For Managing An Overweight Child

  • Increase the amount of physical activity in which the child participates. This is the best
  • approach to weight loss.
  • Tweak the child’s meals and snacks a little to help them control weight. For example,
  • offer fresh fruit instead of a chocolate cookie or chips.
  • Encourage them to drink water and cut down on the intake of colas and sweetened drinks. Instead of plain water, offer fruit-flavoured or cucumber water made at home.
  • Don’t insist on the child cleaning the plate at a meal. Monitor the portion sizes.
  • Don’t exclude desserts or the child will have cravings. Substitute fresh fruit or low-fat, low-sugar, dairy-based desserts for high calorie desserts.
  • Be a good role model for children and follow healthy eating and physical activity habits yourself.