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  • 1. Talking to Your PediatricianAbout Your Child’s WeightIt’s not really aboutweight
  • 2. DefinitionsWhy are we here?BMI-what is it?Body Mass Index=Weight(Kg)Height(M2)
  • 3. DefinitionsCDC Definitions of Weight StatusCategoriesUnderweight=BMI< 5thpercentileHealthy Weight=BMI 5thto less than85thpercentileOverweight=BMI 85thto less than 95thpercentileObese=BMI equal to or greater than95thpercentile
  • 4. Example: 10 year old boyBMI=13 is underweight (56 poundsand 55 inches)BMI=18 is healthy weight (77.5pounds and 55 inches)BMI=21 is overweight (90 poundsand 55 inches)BMI=23 is obese (99 pounds and 55inches)
  • 5. Why are we here?Childhood overweight and obesity areserious health concernsMore likely to have: high bloodpressure, high cholesterol, Type 2diabetes, sleep apnea, fatty liver, andasthma.More likely to become obese adults80% of overweight 10-15 year olds areobese at age 25.
  • 6. Psychosocial RisksObese children are often targets ofearly social discriminationBullyingThis stress can cause low self-esteem, which adversely effectsacademic and social functioning, ofteninto adulthood
  • 7. What can we do?Balance calories in and outStop or slow weight gain whilethey growSet a good example of healthybehaviorsHelp kids stay active: be activetogether
  • 8. Benefits of Physical ActivityStronger bonesLower blood pressureReduced stress and anxietyIncreased self-esteemHelps maintain a healthy weight
  • 9. Discuss unhealthy behaviors (use 7654321)Ask about BMI, not weightNever use the word overweight in front of achildDon’t assign blameThis is a family issue, not the child’s problemHow to talk about it
  • 10. Ask for HelpReferral to a nutritionistReferral for counseling: parent and/or childRegular follow up at your doctor’s officeReferral to Stage 2 intervention