This is a good program started in NM. Things to think about: obesity is a risk factor for depression and anxiety and family intervention is best– in other words, role modeling by parents helps a lot. The type of mental health counseling they are talking about here is skill-building and common sense— though I think sometimes people need to think about why they resist changes.
One more thing: our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit. Let’s do everything we can and/or change our habits if we need to in order to make it a physically healthy temple– as well as spiritual and mentally healthy temple.