I'm concerned about my 10 year old son. I've no idea what his weight is. He's a tall kid - wearing age 12-13 clothes. Well "covered" but has a very big tummy. He is reasonably active but he does love his grub. He is probably the biggest one in his class at present (a slim group who do seem to buck the national trend!).
I've always felt that a child should be able to eat what they like if they are active but, seeing him over the last few days on holiday I'm concerned.
We're not really a "fat family". I'm current about bmi 27 but fit and active so carry it ok. I put on a stone over winter which I an trying to tackle now. My husband is very slim and my 13 year old daughter is a healthy size 8.
So what have others done? I mentioned to him that I was going to try to lose weight after Easter and he was very keen to join in ( did keep it very light touch as don't want to give him a complex). The thing is that , although he doesn't say anything I know kids do say things o him at school so I would like to address this before secondary school draws near.
Any suggestions from others who've experienced this?