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There are many ways that adults can help children and teens develop a healthy approach to food and exercise.
If this is a struggle of your own, stick to positive self-talk, especially around kids and teens.
Are you always on a diet? Do you get upset or anxious if you miss a workout? Remember you are a powerful role model for your child.
Express love and concern for your child or teen, regardless of his or her weight. If you are worried about your child's health, ask your child's doctor to advise you and your child together.
Find out why the teen thinks he or she should diet, what his or her weight goal is, and how the teen wants to lose weight. If a teen is overweight, have him or her talk with a health professional who can give advice about how to diet safely.
Current as of:
June 16, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Kathleen Romito MD - Family MedicineW. Stewart Agras MD, FRCPC - Psychiatry
Current as of: June 16, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & W. Stewart Agras MD, FRCPC - Psychiatry
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