Our expert says:
Dear Worried Mom
It is possible that your daughter's sudden obsession with food is due to underlying psychological problems, that may have emerged during the long summer vacation where she may have felt lonely and/or depressed. Seeking comfort in food is usually linked to psychological problems. It may be a good idea to have your lassie assessed by a child psychologist. Also try to get her involved with school activities again and sport so that she does at least 1 hour of physical activity every day. Exercise not only helps to control weight, but is regarded as one of the most valuable solutions to child overweight. You may need to arrange for her to join a gym, swimming classes, etc, to ensure that she can be an active, happy child again.
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