Is my child overweight or obese?

Are you worried that your child might be overweight or even obese? There is a growing number of parents who are concerned about their child’s wellbeing given the statistics from around the world highlighting the increasing number of children who are overweight and obese.

If you’d like to learn more about how you can help your family thrive, you’ve come to the right place.

This is the third interview in my series on FOOD and your family: how to develop a stress-free, healthy and balanced lifestyle for everyone from toddler to teen with Deb Blakely.

In the first interview Deb and I explored the topic of Healthy eating for parents: being a good role model for your family. If you could do with a few tips on how to make small, realistic changes so you can have a healthier lifestyle for you and your family then listen to our interview. Click here to listen

In the second interview Shaping your teens good eating habits and developing a healthy attitude to food, we explored how parents can support their teenagers to maintain a healthy lifestyle given the pressures on teens today. With all of the issues around body image and peer pressure to eat certain things, to look a certain way – it’s hard for teens to know what a healthy diet looks like. Listen to the interview for practical ideas on how you can help your teen develop great habits to hold them in good stead for life! Click here to listen

In this third interview Is my child overweight or obese? 

Deb Blakey from Kids Dig Food, and I explore whether you should be worried about your child’s weight, and if your child is overweight you’ll learn what is helpful and what isn’t helpful in supporting your child to have a healthy body weight.  Our focus is to provide you with information and ideas so you can make the right choices for your family. Click here to listen

In this interview you’ll learn about:

  • Assessing the growth of your child and whether you should be worried in the first place.
  • Understanding that your child is entitled to love their body, no matter what shape or size.
  • How to talk about weight in a supportive and healthy way.
  • Why NOT to put your kids on a diet and why it doesn’t help.
  • And how to create a healthy family food environment.

Deb has a passion for helping families to develop a healthy relationship with food rather than the impossible tasks of trying to be “perfect” at eating all the “right” foods. We all know that’s hard work, no fun and so of course it’s impossible to maintain. Enjoy the interview!
Dr Rosina interviews Deb Blakely, founder of “kids dig food” on how parents can support a healthy lifestyle with their family. Deb is a Dietician and Nutritionist, who works with families so they can lose the guilt, stop the battles and eat happily! If you’d like to know more about her workshops, webinars, or have a consultation in person or online email or see her website at