My child is overweight My child is unhealthy
My child’s diet needs to be changed and he needs to lose weight.
Well according to his school any way, their little table of heights and weights puts my son close to being obese.
My son is seven and a healthy active happy boy, he attends football training three times a week and plays matches twice a week, he’s always in the garden, kicking a ball or on the trampoline or running around.
He has one small chocolate bar twice a week, and four packets of crisps like wotsits or quavers four times a week.
The majority of his meals are healthy and nutritious, he has his recommended five fruits and veg a day.
McDonald’s and take aways are a rare treat.
But no my active “skinny” boy is verging on obese and we wonder why our children grow up with body confidence issues and are consumed with worry over their figure and diet.
Now I understand that being healthy is important but shaming and scaring children because of a chart on someone’s computer is ridiculous.
I mean seriously have they looked at my child, there isn’t an ounce of “fat on him”.
Girls especially grow up thinking they are fat or ugly and these charts and warnings at a young age does them no good at all and could be a factor in eating disorders in later life.
What seven-year old wants to hear they’re fat, unhealthy and need to lose weight.
They even suggested that if we didn’t nip this in the bud now he is likely to be overweight as an adult, have health problems like type 2 diabetes or heart problems.
It is time the board of education stopped ticking boxes on a computer and actually look at our children.