Child Who Is Overweight: Evaluating Nutrition and Activity Patterns
When a doctor asks questions about your child's eating and activity habits, the information helps identify patterns that may lead to extra weight.
You may be asked:
- To describe your family's meals and snacks during a typical day.
- What your child eats at school.
- Who is responsible for meals. Is it the parent, a relative, or another caregiver?
- How often a child or teen eats away from home, such as at school, in restaurants, or at friends' homes.
You may be asked whether your child:
- Takes part in physical activities at school or after school.
- Rides or walks to school.
- Plays actively with friends.
- Participates in organized sports.
- Helps with yard work or housework or has other chores.
- Spends a lot of time watching television, playing computer or video games, or reading.
- Has a safe place to play outdoors.
- Is under adult supervision when playing.
Current as of:
March 1, 2023
Author: Healthwise Staff
John Pope MD - Pediatrics
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
Rhonda O'Brien MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
Current as of: March 1, 2023
Medical Review:John Pope MD - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & Rhonda O'Brien MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator