(University of California San Francisco [UCSF], 2015). Between 25 and 40 percent of children overweight will have metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome includes abnormal lipids, high blood pressure, insulin resistance, and obesity (UCSF, 2015). It is also known that children who are overweight often become overweight or obese as an adult. Additional Information Needed First, I would want to obtain the child’s height and weight, and calculate his BMI. BMI is the most common method used to assess nutritional status and total body fat. Faguy (2016) claims that when both parents are obese, the chances of their children being obese increases. When determining the cause of the child being overweight, I would ask the parents the following questions: 1) what does your child eat in a typical day? 2) What factors do you believe affect your child’s weight? 3) Are there any hereditary diseases that can prevent your child from losing
How much activity does your child get each day?
(3), 279-298. Retrieved from Ogden, C. L., Carroll, M., Fryar, C., & Flegal, K. M. (2015). Prevalence of obesity among adults and youth: United States, 2011-2014. Retrieved from Walden University Database University of California San Francisco. (2015). Health risks of overweight children. Retrieved from
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