Treatment begins by speaking with the family to involve the whole household in the child’s efforts. The young person’s family and the health centre typically agree to work on 15-20 highly specific goals. For example, the child agrees to instantly stop eating fatty lunch meats and sugary breakfast products, replacing them with turkey, lean cheese and cod roe. The programme, which allots five hours per child per year, helps reduce excess weight, elevated blood pressure, fatty liver and cholesterol in three out of four children. The children experience better quality of life and even their parents lose weight. One-hundred children initially participated in the treatment at Randers Regional Hospital and the municipalities of Favrskov, Norddjurs and Syddjurs. Dr Holm estimates that the programme saves at least 10,000 Danish kroner annually per child.