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Weight-Related Questions to Ask the Pediatrician (by Your Child’s Age)


Discussing your child’s weight with the pediatrician is helpful in preventing your child from being overweight. A pediatrician will give you valuable suggestions according to the age of your child. Below are questions you should ask the doctor about your child’s height and weight. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Weight-Related Questions to Ask the Pediatrician (by Your Child’s Age)

Weight-Related Questions to Ask the Pediatrician
(by Your Childs Age)
  • Taylor Green 2nd September 2016

There are many reasons parents must talk with
their kids doctors about the weight-related
issues of their children
  • Parents cant differentiate between overweight
    and healthy weight in children as many kids have
    had baby fat since birth, while other may look
    slender. Underestimating your childs weight at
    this stage means your child can be overweight,
    and you may not even realize it.
  • At various ages, children require different meal
    planning and physical activities. For example, a
    pediatricians diet plan for the preschooler may
    be different from the plan for a child of 10-12.
  • You may benefit from knowing pubertys effect on
    your childs weight.
  • Pediatricians can help you guide the eating
    habits of your children at various stages of
    their lives.

Two-to-Five Year-Olds
  • You should ask the doctor about your childs
    weight every time you visit, as BMI screening is
    required at age two. This age is crucial in
    developing healthy eating habits and choosing the
    right meals for the kids so they become familiar
    with them over time.
  • A questionnaire you can follow if your child
    falls in this age group
  • How can we develop healthy eating habits?
  • What is the right meal quantity for my child?
  • What is a healthy snack for him?
  • What about portion sizes?
  • Does my family need to change its eating habits
    to encourage my younger kids choices?

Five-to-Twelve Year-Olds (Grade School Children)
  • For this age group, your childs weight should
    rise steadily and proportionately, as they are
    getting taller. The goal is to maintain a healthy
    weight through this period. Plus, at this age
    child start to be more tempted by candy and
    chocolate and spending the majority of their time
    watching T.V. and playing video games.
  • You should ask these questions
  • How can I make my child choose healthy food
    without pressuring him to do so?
  • How can I discuss with my child the food he sees
    on TV?
  • What activities are recommended for my child who
    is spending more time indoors?
  • How can I minimize TV and video game time for my
  • What is the relationship between puberty and a
    childs weight?

Thirteen-to-Eighteen Year-Olds
  • Teens need calories and nutrients to accelerate
    their growth, and parents may need to help them
    maintain their weight at this stage. They are
    more at risk of obesity and being overweight as
    they tend to do less physical activity and
    involve themselves more in video gaming, while
    having easy access to junk food. Plus, they need
    to balance their weight at this stage if they
    show signs of diabetes.
  • Questions to ask
  • How can I encourage my child to eat healthier?
  • What are the healthiest food choices?
  • Should I take my teenagers frequent hunger
  • How much of a workout does he need in a day?
  • What do you think about my childs current growth
    rate? Will it be enough to help him grown into
    his weight?

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  • Resource https//www.organwiseguys.com/blog/weigh

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