The modern world lays the foundation for childhood obesity; unhealthy foods and excessive screen time are becoming more and more prevalent. Processed, refined, boxed, plastic-wrapped, and fast foods, are, in large part, to blame. Sedentary lifestyles and chronic stress add to the problem.
If your child is overweight or obese, they are not alone; about 35% of American children ages 6-19 are overweight or obese.
At Bluebird Integrative Pediatrics, Dr. Standing takes a holistic approach to treating childhood obesity. Often there are several factors that cause your child to hold on to weight. By getting a comprehensive understanding of your child’s current health, lifestyle, diet and habits, Dr. Standing can recommend treatment plans and options for you.
To treat childhood obesity, Dr. Standing will help you develop an individualized wellness plan that may include:
Healthy habits are best maintained when the entire family adopts them. That’s why Dr. Standing works with you to ensure that the action plan that you develop together works for you and your family as well as your child.
The first step to helping your child with their weight is to call us for a free dinner talk reservation to learn more.
Should you choose to work with Dr. Standing on your child’s weight, she will begin by meeting with both parents so together you can determine the best plan for you and your child. Dr. Standing’s 4 to 6 month comprehensive programs include individual sessions with Dr. Standing, a health coach, exercise specialists, reading material, group classes and online video material. Dr. Standing and her staff will work with you closely to mentor you through each step of the process to make sure you feel supported. As you and Dr. Standing discover what works for your child, you can help them develop healthy habits that last a lifetime.
Feel free to email us regarding any scheduling or general questions!