My neighbor's son is 4 and a half and outweighs my 9 year old by 3 lbs. I always cringe when she mentions anything having to do with his weight,like buying him clothes. I've noticed the parents of these overweight kids seem to be in denial about their weight. My SIL certainly is. Her 4 yr old weighs 75 lbs. Doesn't it scare the pants off of them when they're buying size 8 or 10 for a 4 yr old? When I was in school we had THE fat kid in school. Now its half the population! What are we teaching kids about their health if we blow off the fact that they are OBESE before they even enter kindergarten?
Answer by geminilove at 4:39 PM on Oct. 22, 2010
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Answer by tnm786 at 4:02 PM on Oct. 22, 2010
Honestly, I don't see all these "fat" kids. Our of all the kids I see running around our neighborhood only 3 of them are overweight. The rest are skinny like my kids. My 9yo son weighs a little over 70lbs and is all muscle. He has almost no fat on him. My 10yo dd is 47lbs. My 8yo dd is 54lbs and my 4yo dd is 32lbs. I'm like 90lbs overweight but I refuse to let my kids get into the same habits I've been in my whole life. They eat pretty healthy (not that I deny them the fun, junk food--we're having mini bagel pizzas and tater tots for dinner tonight) and they get lots of exercise running around our neighborhood with their friends.
I think the fact that people are terrified to let their kids out of the house contributes to the "fat" problem. If kids only get to play outside an hour a day because their parents are busy they aren't getting enough exercise.
Answer by justanotherjen at 4:17 PM on Oct. 22, 2010
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