So my SD14 who has special needs though is high-functioning, has just come to visit for the summer (though she might end up staying but that's for another post) and she has gained a LOT of weight just in the past couple months. She has been overweight for the past couple years, but now she is very much obese. She has a huge appetite which is a constant struggle but her BM also feeds her junk food (by her own admission and the kids have corroborated this). BM says she cannot afford healthy food most of the time but also does not encourage SD to be active. I know we cannot control BM but I really want to do whatever we can to get SD healthy while we have her because she is pre-diabetic and has developed bad habits. She used to love healthy, diverse foods but now she craves junk food more. Has anyone dealt with this type of thing? Any suggestions? I am pretty active myself and eat fairly healthy, and DH is the one really concerned for SD, but we wonder if there is anything more we can do besides keeping good food in the house and encouraging her to play outside.
on Jun. 12, 2014 at 6:02 PM