Our expert says:
It would be a good idea to consult a dietitian with your daughter because it is important that very young children should still have a fully balanced diet that promotes normal growth, but that helps them to lose weight (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area). The dietitian will advise you if you need to intervene about the food she eats at the creche and how you can encourage her to stop eating high-fat and high-energy snacks. It is good that she does some activity like ballet at the creche, but she also needs to do additional physical exercise to help her lose weight because experts throughout the world agree that physical activity is one of the most powerful means of helping children to lose weight. You may have to take her for walks or arrange that she can swim or cycle of skip every day to make her more active.
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