Advice for an overweight five year old boy. Serious Problem!

So I have a 24yo friend, who has a 5yo boy. The boy is very cute and funny, but last time she took him to the doctor, he confirmed the kid was overweight, (cause she already knew).

This kid wants to eat every time he sees food. Like I'm not kidding, even if he's not hungry. And she doesn't like to say "No" to him when it come to food. So she came to me (cause she knows I'm a health freak) and asked for my advice.

I told her that it wasn't the kid's fault, she had to stop feeding her kid with gross/fatty food like McDonalds, etc. And Stop giving the kid sodas and sugary juices, just water. Not even as a reward, because when children start to see food as a reward/ as a gift that would bring happiness to his life, that's when the problem starts. Well the problem is already here so. But I don't know if my advice was the best, cause after all he's only a 5 years old.

Even the doctor agreed with me, but he said it was okay to give the kid a weekend reward meal at any fast food place. I think that is the worst she can do.

Please help us. we need other opinions about the subject.

Advice for an overweight five year old boy. Serious Problem!
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