Staying a healthy weight can be challenging whether you’re a child, young person or adult.
Children in the UK are becoming heavier and this has an impact on their health and wellbeing. If you are overweight as a child, you are likely to be overweight as an adult. This increases the risks to your health, including the risks of developing diabetes and heart disease.
Being underweight comes with risks too. It can contribute to a weakened immune system, fragile bones, and a lack of energy.
Your child is always growing and will need a balanced diet to maintain a healthy weight. Children also need to be physically active everyday and limit their screen time.