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Overweight Six Year Old

My six year old weighs 102 pounds I want
start him on a diet but where do I start

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LadyFerguson30

Asked by LadyFerguson30 at 2:49 PM on May. 26, 2013 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Talk with his doctor.
    virginiamama71

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 2:53 PM on May. 26, 2013

  • Talk to his Dr. & they can set you up with a Nutritionist to help you with meal plans for him.
    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 2:56 PM on May. 26, 2013

  • I took him to the doctor all he did was draw blood to check his cholesterol and something else he really didn't give me anything on how to help my child be healthy
    LadyFerguson30

    Comment by LadyFerguson30 (original poster) at 2:56 PM on May. 26, 2013

  • NO diet, just healthy foods. Eat like our ancestors did. Lots of fruits and vegetables, no processed foods at all. Cut out flour and sugar and get active. Your child will eat healthy if the only food you buy is healthy food. It is not easy but even if you get 50% healthier it will be worth it!
    JackieGirl007

    Answer by JackieGirl007 at 3:00 PM on May. 26, 2013

  • Try another doctor. I work with someone who has this issue with her 6 year old and the help started with the doctor.
    virginiamama71

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 3:01 PM on May. 26, 2013

  • Call & ask the Dr.'s off to give you the name of a Pediatric Nutritionist. Usually Insurance doesn't cover the fee (about $50-$70) but you only have to go one time & they will give you a whole meal plan including snacks. It's worth the money otherwise go to the Library & look for Nutrition books on Children.
    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 3:01 PM on May. 26, 2013

  • go vegetarian and gluten free
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 3:04 PM on May. 26, 2013

  • the help NEEDS to start with the doc... if your doc isn't doing his JOB tell him he sucks and find a new one ASAP!!! A Pediatric Nutritionist can be covered if your kids BMI is that high... you might need to get it pre-approved though!!
    Crafty26

    Answer by Crafty26 at 3:15 PM on May. 26, 2013

  • Pediatric nutritionist is your best bet. Exercise is an obvious necessity.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 3:29 PM on May. 26, 2013

  • What Crafty said.
    DJDNY

    Answer by DJDNY at 3:39 PM on May. 26, 2013

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