Tackling a child's weight issues is a touchy subject

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  • raybies Layton, UT
    Jan. 8, 2013 6:52 a.m.

    Nice article, Lois! You really covered a lot of topics in this arena. At first I was worried the focus would be solely on fat and body image, but the focus on health is where it matters. Unfortunately so much information about health is comercialized and quackery that we get the feeling that such things don't matter. I also think that a lot of folks have the idea that they can simply fix their health the way they fix a car--take it in for an overhaul and maybe it's pricey, but it's all done. The truth is that things like weight-loss surgeries are invasive, dangerous procedures that--if you haven't dealt with the psychology (both physical/hormonal and psychological) behind being overweight--then such procedures only mutilate otherwise healthy bodies and deliver no longterm physical benefits (due to the fact that often those who have the procedures put all the weight back on over time).

    So thanks for the article, lots of interesting ideas shared within.