It's hard enough to get adults to take responsibility for their weight and health. How do you inspire kids who are also dealing with the tumultuous nature of being a teen to succeed at weight loss?Author: Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LD.
Your teen's weight is affecting his health -- physically or mentally -- so you're concerned. Maybe he’s been diagnosed with a weight-related health problem, like high blood pressure or sleep.
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia gathered 48 internal experts and advisors, from disciplines and divisions Hospital-wide, to develop a multidisciplinary, comprehensive and innovative program targeting pediatric obesity. The Healthy Weight Initiative launched in August 2005, renamed the Healthy Weight Program (HWP) in 2006.
Truth #4: Your child has an “ideal weight.” No two children are alike, but your child does have a “normal” weight range based on their height, gender and age. They also require a set number of calories each day. Knowing a child’s normal weight range and knowing how many calories they require is fundamental to getting their weight on Author: Parenting Today Staff.