Practical Guide for the Parents of Overweight ChildrenBy
“The main goal is to stabilize or slow down weight gain while ensuring normal growth and development. During the growth period, a child usually gains about 3kg per year. In the case of an overweight child, the objective is not to lose weight, but to let him/her grow tall while maintaining the same weight. In this way, the child will not lose weight, but will “thin out.” The first step is to determine the most probable causes
of excess weight in your child, and then to work on changing identified behaviours and habits. The whole family is involved.
Parents play a determining role in the behaviour of their children, as well as the environment in the home. They are models and serve as important examples for their children”
Practical Guide for the Parents of Overweight Children, The European Association