Healthy Weight: Facts for Families, What if My Child Seems Overweight?

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Healthy Weight: Facts for Families, What if My Child Seems Overweight?

Description

This fact sheet addresses the assessment of overweight in children and provides recommendations for getting help.

This fact sheet includes the following sections:

  • Overweight or not?
  • Getting help losing weight
  • What to expect at the doctor’s office
  • Body mass index (BMI)-for-age example
  • What to do when a child is overweight
  • Spotting eating disorders
  • Treating eating disorders
  • Warning signs
  • Moving toward a healthy weight

Developer:

National Business Group on Health

Funding Sources:

Maternal and Child Health Bureau-Health Resources and Services Administration; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

History

Release Date: 2005
Original Summary: March 2005
Last Updated: 05/05/08

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