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How can she be fat? Mostly a vent.

Posted by on Jun. 9, 2013 at 9:39 PM
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My daughter, who is 10 and just finished 5th grade, was given a physical fitness assessment to bring home on the last day of school.  They said her BMI was 21.2 and that she was at the far top end of the spectrum and overweight!  They suggested she adjust her diet and get more exercise.  REALLY?!?  Have you seen my daughter?  She is a serious martial artist who works out EVERY DAY!  She doesn't ride a bike, doesn't like them. Instead, she runs when other kids ride and she can keep up.  Here is a very recent picture.   Also, I looked online about BMI...18 to 24 is NORMAL.  So, she's right in the middle of where she should be.  I keep wondering if they made some mistake.

I'm actually very angry about it.  I've been overweight all my life, the only time I wasn't was when I starved myself in college.  I work hard to make sure my daugher eats right and doesn't become like me.  I also made sure they have not told my dd she is overweight.  I did discuss the report, to see if she had any other information and she was as confused as I was.  Her martial arts trainer assured us that, as I found online, she is perfectly sized all around.  I'd call and complain or ask what's up, but they are closed up for the summer.



by on Jun. 9, 2013 at 9:39 PM
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MomTiara19
by Member on Jun. 10, 2013 at 3:04 PM
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What a lovely and talented little girl you have.

I wouldnt concern myself to much seeing she is very active and healthy.If anything take her to her pediatrician armed with the BMI info they gave you.Maybe her doctor can clarify more in detail.

jesusgirl76
by on Jun. 10, 2013 at 3:23 PM
I agree

Quoting MomTiara19:

What a lovely and talented little girl you have.


I wouldnt concern myself to much seeing she is very active and healthy.If anything take her to her pediatrician armed with the BMI info they gave you.Maybe her doctor can clarify more in detail.

Sisteract
by on Jul. 1, 2013 at 9:23 AM

Is she short? Height is 50% of her BMI composition, and a factor that one can not change. She does not appear to be overweight in the picture.

4kidz916
by Bronze Member on Jul. 1, 2013 at 9:24 AM
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As long as she eats healthy and gets plenty of exercise, I wouldn't worry about it.  She's a beautiful girl, BTW.

lalasmama2007
by on Jul. 1, 2013 at 9:53 AM

My niece, who is 12, had the same problem.  She was told by the school nurse that she was overweight and that she needed to get moving and excercise for 3 hours a week.  The kicker was that my niece was already in gymnastics twice a week and cheerleading twice a week, so she was already getting much more excercise than that.  She's all muscle.


proudmommy690
by on Jul. 1, 2013 at 10:09 AM
I wouldn't worry about it. Shes pretty :)
sukainah
by on Jul. 1, 2013 at 11:20 AM
She's beautiful and NOT overweight!
dusky_rose
by Sue on Jul. 1, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Meh, what do they know? She looks fine to me.


Madelaine
by Bronze Member on Jul. 1, 2013 at 12:07 PM

She is beautiful and is NOT overweight!!!

abra
by on Jul. 1, 2013 at 1:34 PM
I agree.

Quoting MomTiara19:

What a lovely and talented little girl you have.


I wouldnt concern myself to much seeing she is very active and healthy.If anything take her to her pediatrician armed with the BMI info they gave you.Maybe her doctor can clarify more in detail.

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