If you thought your child just had a little bit of remaining baby fat, you may be surprised to find out that "they" have decided that you child is no longer just pudgy, but is now considered obese. Yes, obese.
According to a recently published study by Indiana University, children should start being screened for obesity at the ripe old age of 2, instead of the usual age of 6. Now, I'm by no means saying that Americans in general don't have an eating problem or an activity (or lack thereof) problem, but 2??? Really?
Last week, I took my son to his pediatrician for his annual check-up. My son is a little short and very active. He goes in spurts between going up, and going out. Right now, we are in "up" which means he's eating me out of house and home... But even though he is allowed to have the normal childhood sweets, he mostly eats things that are better for him like yogurt or strawberries. So, I was absolutely shocked when his pediatrician told me my child was in the low end of the "obese" range. Really?! If you've ever seen a picture of my son, you can understand my confusion. My son is in no way obese and honestly shouldn't even be considered over weight. But those are the health care systems standards...
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