May 9, 2023

It’s All in the Family

At Wellspring, we know that family involvement and support can have a huge impact on the success of young weight controllers in the long-run. In one study completed last year

Family involvement and support can be critical in the success of weight control efforts, especially for children and adolescents. When the entire family is committed to healthy eating and regular physical activity, it can create an environment that supports positive behaviors and helps to prevent relapse.

At Wellspring, we encourage families to make healthy changes together. This can include things like cooking healthy meals at home, planning family outings that involve physical activity, and providing emotional support for one another during challenging times.

Research has shown that family-based interventions can be effective in promoting healthy weight management. In fact, one study found that children who participated in a family-based intervention had significantly greater weight loss and maintenance of weight loss than those who participated in individual-based interventions.

So if you’re looking to support your child or adolescent in their weight control efforts, consider getting the whole family involved. By working together, you can create a supportive environment that promotes healthy habits and helps your child achieve their goals.