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Overweight & Obesity 

Our focus is to provide your child and family with the support you need to overcome any obstacles in place of leading a healthy lifestyle. 

A Dietitian can help : 

Here at Nutrition and Co, we have an intuitive eating approach that we use for our children. We believe that encouraging exercise, eating healthy and nutritious meals and role modelling is at the core to lifestyle change. 

Overweight and obese kids are also at risk for:

  • bone and joint problems

  • shortness of breath that makes exercise, sports, or any physical activity more difficult. This also can make asthma symptoms worse or lead kids to develop asthma.

  • restless sleep or breathing problems at night, such as obstructive sleep apnoea 

  • a tendency to mature earlier. Overweight kids may be taller and more sexually mature than their peers, raising expectations that they should act as old as they look, not as old as they are. Overweight girls may have irregular menstrual cycles and fertility problems in adulthood.

  • liver and gallbladder disease

 

Cardiovascular risk factors (including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes) that develop in childhood can lead to heart disease, heart failure, and stroke in adulthood. Preventing or treating overweight and obesity in kids may help protect them from these problems as they get older.

Obese kids also might have emotional issues to deal with (such as low self esteem, and may be teased, bullied, or rejected by peers. Kids who are unhappy with their weight can be at risk for:

  • unhealthy dieting and eating disorders 

  • substance abuse

  • low mood and depression