Our expert says:
Dear Worried Mom
Please for your own sake and that of your daughter, do take her to a clinical dietitian (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). It is essential that a dietitian should work out a slimming diet for a child who is still so young to ensure that she still gets all the nutrients she needs for normal growth, but that she does lose some weight. Try to encourage her to be as active as possible provided this does not trigger her asthma. Physical activity is still one of the most important factors in childhood overweight.
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