Overweight & underweight kids

Children come in all different shapes and sizes. And it is really hard for parents to judge whether their child is a healthy weight or not.

You'd think that it would be easy to tell whether a child is a healthy weight just by looking. Not so! Parents are too close to get it right.

More than 2 in 3 mums of an overweight child can't tell that their child is overweight. The studies on a dad's ability to judge their child's weight haven't been done, so sorry Dad .. at this stage, we can't trust your eye either.

And just because a kid looks skinny, doesn’t make that child unhealthy.

Ask a dietitian, school health nurse or your local medical doctor to check your child's height and weight. Let them be the best judge.

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