DD is 7.5 and she was one of the reasons I found sparkspeople.com. Because of her wt gain this summer (10 lbs!) I had already had a family meeting, increased her daily activity and modified our meals. Heard about an anti-inflammatory diet, and decided since my mom and I have arthritis, and it is really just healthier, we would embark on it. We started, and I found Sparks trying to find a way to track our nutrition. (sure wish they had a nutrition tracker for your family). Came up with breakfast and lunch choices for dd (school starts monday and she's taking her lunch). She was already at the borderline of overweight and obese before she gained the wt. Not trying to get her to lose the wt so much as maintain her where she is until she grows into it. That had been my strategy for two years and it worked until this summer. Not sure what happened.
Anyway, she says, she is "avoiding our diet", however, so far every meal I have came up with has gotten more than a thumbs up from her. So, she's loving the new diet choices, is eating healthier, and has started to stop the eating from boredom, a chronic issue I have been trying to teach her is not healthy. Activity is better, will improve I am sure once school starts.
| current weight: 191.2