Dr. Dean worries that too many kids have mid-life chronic diseases.
Is there doctor supervised weight loss for children?
Yes. Children age 14+ can use the program.
LIVE LEAN! and Dr. Dean Lombardo believe that weight management in children and adolescents requires ongoing guidance and encouragement to make lifestyle changes that will last a lifetime. There is not a “one size fits all” approach to anyone, even children. Every diet and exercise plan is personalized for a patient’s lifestyle which includes being a kid!
- Children age 14+ can use any of the two main programs (food and product based)
- For children under 14, the doctor recommends a nutritional plan and exercise program
- Parents will monitor and submit all recorded information about weight, BMI and BCA to Dr. Lombardo
Today, about one in three American kids and teens are overweight or obese. Childhood obesity is defined as a body mass index greater than the 95th percentile for the particular age of the child. This is determined using accurate growth measurements and plotting of height and weight. Approximately 17 percent of children in the United States are obese. Children with a poor diet run the risk of growth and developmental problems and poor academic performance. Bad eating habits can persist for the rest of their lives, so education on proper nutrition is important from an early age.
Among children, obesity causes a broad range of health problems, including high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and elevated cholesterol levels. There are also psychological effects of obesity on children, including low self-esteem, negative body image, and depression. If you have any questions regarding your child and what program or regimen is best for them, book online Dr. Lombardo.