Prevention and Control of Obesity.
Reduction of energy intake by dietary modification, and using conventional foods.

Behaviour modification associated with eating habits and activity pattern.

Increase energy expenditure by increasing physical activities and decreasing physical activity .

Involvement of the family in the process of change .


CPG Prevention of Obesity
(Tips for parents)

Respect your child\'s appetite: children do not need to finish every bottle or meal.
Avoid pre-prepared and sugared foods when possible.
Limit the amount of high-calorie foods kept in the home.
Provide a healthy diet, with 30 percent or fewer calories derived from fat.
Provide ample fiber in the child\'s diet.
Skimmed milk may safely replace whole milk at 2 years of age.
Do not provide food for comfort or as a reward. Do not offer sweets in exchange for a finished meal.
Limit amount of television viewing and computer games.
Encourage active play.
Establish regular family activities such as walks, ball games and other outdoor activities.

Medication to treat obesity

Orlistat (Xenical)
reduces intestinal fat absorption by inhibiting pancreatic lipase.

Sibutramine (Meridia)
acts in the brain to inhibit deactivation of the neurotransmitters, thereby decreasing appetite .

Appetite suppressants that act on one or more neurotransmitters .

Phendimetrazine .