Childhood obesity is a major problem currently facing our nation today. The statistics are staggering. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in the past 30 years, the obesity rate in children has doubled and quadrupled in teens. The health risk associated with children who develop issues with their weight early are astronomical.

How a parent approaches this issue is of the utmost importance. So before telling your child that they are looking a little “thick” or “chunky,” here are a few things you may want to consider. Read more.