"Generally, for children who are still growing, the aim is not weight loss but weight maintenance. Preventing further weight gain while your child grows taller will mean that over time your child will achieve a healthier weight for their height.
Role modelling healthy behaviours is the best way to help your child. To learn more about healthy eating and physical activity, talk to your general practice team about enrolling on an Appetite for Life course or following the 10 steps to a healthier weight guide. By learning more, you can support your whole family to change."