am i too thin?

21 February 2011

My son is on the thin side unlike me who surely needs to lose some unwanted pounds especially on the tummy area.

"My classmate said I'm so thin. Am I too thin, Mama?"

He has long limbs and one of the tallest in his class. He does look thin but I don't think he's malnourished. I prepare, and make sure he eats healthy food so I'm not worried that he's thin. He does eat the not-too-healthy ones sometimes like bacon. Although, come to think of it, I buy lean bacon instead of those loaded with fat.

I have to be diligent in reminding him that he doesn't have to be fat, like the classmate who told him he's too thin, because fat isn't healthy. I have to explain as well that eating the right kinds of food is what's important.


Mrs. Kolca said...

Yeah, no problem about being slim, just because most kids are obese these days. Blame it to junk food and fast food. Grrr!

Chew On This said...

If he's getting taller than wider, then you don't have to worry. There's also a chart pediatricians use to know whether our children are malnourished. They take note of the height and weight against that of the rest of the population :) very technical pero more objective :) Also, as long as our children are very active and don't feel weak, I don't think there's anything to worry about.

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