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  • Posted By: Obese child
  • June 9, 2009
  • 08:36 PM

:confused: I have a 5 year old child her height is 1.17 her weight is 34kg. Is my child Obese or not and if she is what can I do please she has problems at pre-school children calling her names and everything.

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  • That does sound a little high for a preschooler. Has she been seen by a doctor. Most weight issues are directly attributed to activity level and diet but there is also a possiblility of a medical condition. Even some medications can cause weight gain. Does your child like to run around and play with other kids or is she more sedentary like watching tv? How is her diet? Does she eat a lot of high calorie foods. Eating a balanced diet and including fruits and vegetables is important. Is she a picky eater? Have your child help you cook in the kitchen. She is more likely to try healthy foods if she takes part it the process. Try to be supportive and don't make a huge deal about the weight issue in front of her. The below website is a good place to start. http://www.athealth.com/Consumer/disorders/OverweightChild.html
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