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School Wellness Initiative

At The Doctor

If you have concerns about your child’s weight or overall health, your first step is to have him or her evaluated by a health professional. Ignoring symptoms such as poor eating habits, fatigue, lack of interest in trying new activities, and noticeable changes in weight, mood or physical appearance could signal an underlying problem.

The doctor’s office is full of resources for parents. Ask about handouts addressing issues and conditions that could be relevant to an overweight child. If you’re not worried about any specific symptoms, use a well-child visit to have the doctor conduct a weight and nutrition assessment. Your physician, nurse or the school nutritionist can be an excellent ally in helping you develop a healthy lifestyle for your child.

Overweight Kids at Increased Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Overweight Kids at Increased Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Kids who are overweight have a higher risk for type 2 diabetes. Learn how lifestyle and other factors can influence your child's risk.

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