Weight Management for Children
It is unhealthy to try to put your child on a “diet” and expect him or her to lose weight. Like an adult, there are many contributing factors to your child’s weight problem. Focusing only on your child’s eating habits will make him or her feel like they are being singled out, which may affect their self esteem. In order for your child to be successful in making changes with weight, the entire family has to get involved. Our treatment approach uses positive reinforcement with respect to making healthy food choices, choosing physical/family activities and improve family communication. We help your child to understand their feelings related the weight problem and change the way they react to the emotional triggers of overeating. With both counseling and nutrition therapy, your child and your family can begin to solve their weight problems together and avoid the life long battle with dieting.