DISCLAIMER: Speak to a healthcare professional to ensure that the guidelines mentioned below are applicable to your child and if applicable, to assist with further management.
The topic of childhood obesity is very sensitive. No child should ever be judged by the size of their body as every child is beautiful in their own way. The problem at hand is that the childhood obesity statistics in South African are increasing at an alarming rate. One out of four girls and one out of five boys between the age of two and fourteen years old are overweight or obese1. Identifying overweight and obese children at an early stage and early intervention can have a profound impact on preventing long term health consequences.