Obesity in children

As a parent, strive to do the best you can for your child and be with him or her at all times and help when needed most.

But what about when you find yourself in situations where you know what to do to help your child be well and to develop normally without health problems, but are aware that the child will not respond well?

Obesity has become one of the biggest problems of today with various age groups, including children. Obesity is considered to be one of the common problems parents face, mostly because it is difficult to explain to their child that they should not eat what they love for a while.


When a child has a problem with excess weight, it is important to find a way to lose weight without adverse effects on the body. It is good that the parents can be assisted in this case by a nutritionist who will give his or her advice a guide on which path to take.

If you want to help your toddler stay slimmer and get through the period as painlessly as possible, it is best to use him as a parent as an example.

Research has shown that children whose parents are careful about eating and leading an active life have less or no problem with their pounds. If you want to make it easier for your little one, start eating healthy foods rich in valuable and nutritious foods and move as much as you can.


It is important to show your child how good it is to be active, and this is easiest to do by initially staying outdoors as much as possible or playing at home together. Time in front of TVs and computers should be limited to a maximum of two hours per day.

Assist the baby in his first steps in self-feeding. It is not a good idea to force your child to eat all the way through, if in the meantime it has started to show signs of being full. Children at the youngest age have been shown to have an instinct that tells them how much food they need. Trust your toddler or the instinct will be lost and they will start eating more than they should.

Healthy eating habits start with breakfast not to be skipped. Your baby should be given a meal in the morning that will contain protein, carbohydrates and vitamins.

Children who skip breakfast from an early age are more likely to be obese one day. Give your youngest family members all the preconditions for a happy and healthy childhood.

Author: S.S., Photo: Golden Pixels LLC / Shutterstock

Obesity in Children (November 2020)