Nutrition Q & A
My 4-year-old Son Has Been Gaining Weight. Should I Put Him on a Diet?
It is important that you avoid treating certain foods as forbidden, because it may cause your child to want those foods even more. Instead, provide your child with healthy choices for a diet that is moderate in fat and low in saturated fat. Respect your child's food preferences and give him the option to choose or reject foods. This will help him grow to have a positive relationship with food. Healthful eating habits, combined with plenty of active play, can help most overweight kids grow into their healthy weight without a special diet. A registered dietitian can help you develop a healthy eating plan for your child that provides the right amount of calories and nutrition for growth. Find a Registered Dietitian
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