Are you worried about your child’s weight?
If your child has Medicaid, you can get help. Talk to your doctor about your worries. Your doctor will check your child at a regular visit, or you can set up a special visit just to talk about how to get help.
Your doctor can help set up a visit to get healthy food and weight control advice from a nurse or nutritionist. Medicaid will pay for these visits. A nutritionist is someone who knows about healthy foods, exercise, and weight.
The doctor’s visit will take about 30 minutes. Your doctor may:
- Weigh your child.
- Check your child’s blood pressure.
- Measure how tall your child is.
- Check your child’s body mass index, sometimes called BMI.
If your doctor thinks your child needs help, you and your child can go to a nurse or nutritionist to learn about healthy foods and exercise.