If your child is overweight or obese, helping him/her get to a healthy weight is one of the hardest, but best things you can do for him/her now and in the future. But what’s the right way to do it? That usually depends on your child’s age, current health, nutritional state and activity level. There’s no single number on the scale that all kids must reach to be healthy. The right range depends on many factors such as height, weight and age to name just a few. In fact, to avoid future growth and development problems and alterations in hormone production and balance, many children shouldn’t actually lose weight -- they should just maintain it as they grow taller or put on pounds more slowly. Knowing and identifying whether or not your child or adolescent needs to maintain, gain and or lose weight and how to do it is the vital key. Our pedi- adolescent dietitians understand this concept and further, that every child, tween or teen is different and has unique needs. Our Slimpick’ns weight management custom-tailored meal plans menus are designed to fit each child, tween or teen’s health, nutrition and weight goals. Each individual meal plan is well researched, though-out and offers planned realistic healthier food options, provides balanced meals that enable them to exercise their food preferences, feel satisfied, acquire and maintain good energy, mental concentration & blood sugar levels throughout the day while eliminating distorted hunger cues and unnecessary snacking/grazing. This approach is a lifestyle plan not a diet. It focuses on the overall goal which is making a transition to overhauling unhealthy lifestyle behaviors and learning a brand new set of constructive eating habits and behaviors overtime. If your child or adolescent is struggling with weight issues our slimpick'ns weight management meal plan may be indicated for your child or adolescent.