Weigh it up

Irish Examiner - Feelgood - - Parenting -

Your child’s weight - how to help

Re­stric­tive eat­ing doesn’t work for chil­dren — the jury’s out if it even works for adults.

Grand­par­ents/care­givers need to re­spect the par­ent’s wishes when it comes to feed­ing chil­dren.

El­lyn Sat­ter’s Di­vi­sion of Re­spon­si­bil­ity says the what, when, where of eat­ing is up to the par­ent/care­giver but how much to eat, if at all, is up to the child.

If your child is over­weight con­sult your GP to rule out med­i­cal is­sues be­fore mak­ing an ap­point­ment to see a reg­is­tered di­eti­tian.

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