Treatment is an unnecessary option when you could prevent child obesity. Prevention focuses basically on parent education. In infancy, parent education ought to center on breastfeeding, recognition of signals of satiety, and delayed introduction of solid foods.
In early childhood, focus education on proper nutrition, selection of low-fat snacks, good eating habits (good balance of vegetables & fruit, proteins & GOOD fats) good exercise/activity habits, and monitoring of television viewing.
In cases where preventive measures cannot totally overcome the influence of hereditary factors, parent can focus on building self-esteem and address psychological issues.