Health Tip: Finding Help for an Overweight Child
(HealthDay News) -- A program to help your child get to and maintain a healthier weight is useless unless it succeeds.
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders suggests looking for these signs of an ideal weight-management programs:
It has a number of different experts on staff, including doctors, psychologists and registered dietitians.
It monitors your child's health and weight before the program starts, as well as during the program.
It offers different options based on your child's age and abilities.
It offers after-program resources to help your family maintain a healthier weight.