Resource for treating obese or overweight child patients

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 58 , No. 9 , November 2016 , Pages 523 News

MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition…Do it!) is a free, 10-week program that family physicians can recommend to families with children age 7 to 13 who are moving away from a healthy weight trajectory and whose BMI is at or above the 85th percentile for age. Through group sessions that focus on healthy eating and meal planning, physical activity, and goal setting, the early intervention program aims to reduce the risk of children developing weight-related physical and mental health problems later in life. Families can contact the MEND coordinator in their community and find more information at www.bchealthykids.ca or contact Leah Robertson, MEND provincial manager, at leah.robertson@cw.bc.ca.

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