When a doctor asks questions about your child's eating and activity
habits, the information helps identify patterns that may lead to extra weight.
You may be asked:
To describe your family's meals and snacks during a
What your child eats at school.
responsible for meals. Is it the parent, a relative, or another
How often a child or teen eats away from home, such as
at school, in restaurants, or at friends' homes.
You may be asked whether your child:
Takes part in physical activities at school or
Rides or walks to school.
Participates in organized sports.
with yard work or housework or has other chores.
Spends a lot of
time watching television, playing computer or video games, or reading.
Has a safe place to play outdoors.
Is under adult
supervision when playing.
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