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Healthy Weight?

Is your child at a healthy weight?

Kids grow in spurts. They may naturally accumulate a little body fat right before a growth spurt, then become "too thin" right after a spurt. Some people are born with body types that naturally carry more or less weight than others.

If it seems that your child has a weight problem, it's important to talk with a health care provider.

The health care provider will help you understand whether your child will "grow into" a healthy weight. A medical exam can also help determine if a prescription for physical activity or a referral to a registered dietitian is needed.