My 10 yr old has gotten a little chunky in the middle. She's about 5 ft tall. She hasn't been weighed in awhile so I don't know how much right now and can't remember how much she weighed at her last appt. I wanted to encourage her to do more physical activity. She loves to read and will go to the park and sit on something and read while everyone else is playing. I saw her play with a girl that had this mini basketball and she was having a blast so I bought her one. Now she will play with it everyday after school at the court on the school playground. She does this for about half an hour and then other kids show up and then she plays tag and such with them. This has been good for her and I hope this helps with the middle pudge.
Now there is a food problem. Lately she has been bringing almost her whole lunch home with her. I try to pack her an assortment of things and change things from week to week. For 3 weeks her sandwich has been untouched. Her water looks like she only took a sip. I put baked lays in a baggie, usually about 5-6 chips. Untouched. She has eaten the peach cups but won't touch the sliced oranges. I have tried asking her about it and she tells me she didn't have time. When this first started she would snack on her leftovers on the way home but she doesn't even do that anymore. I asked her just now what she wanted for lunch tomorrow and this is what she said. Boiled egg w/ pepper and a juice. Nothing else? No. Last week when I asked her all she wanted was plain tuna in a container and fat free chocolate milk. I threw in some peaches anyway and she did eat those. Is this strange? We typically don't eat these things this way. Is there something I am missing or something I should be doing differently?