I am concerned about my son’s height. When do boys do most of their growing?

I am concerned about my son's height. He is 11 years old and 4 feet 6 inches weighing 65 pounds. When he was born he was 19 inches long and weighed 8 pounds 6 ounces. I believe he grew 1 inch this past year. I haven't really discussed it with his doctor because I...

I have a child for which to pack a cold lunch. All he ever seems to want is peanut butter.

I have a child that I have to pack a cold lunch for. All he ever seems to want is peanut butter, Is he getting enough protein? What is your son eating at other meals during the day? Depending on what he eats at the other meals, he may or may not be getting enough...

What is obesity?

What is obesity? Obesity is a medical diagnosis that describes a condition where you weigh 20% more than the maximum you should for your age and gender. Obesity is a risk for getting diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers. Obese kids are more likely to be obese adults. For instance, if you are 10-year old girl...

Do you have information on children 1 to 3-years-old you could send me?

I am a student at Goshen College and have a presentation on nutrition of children ages 1-3 coming up. I'm wondering if you have any information on any aspect of this topic if you could send it to me either via e-mail or snail mail. I appreciate any help you are able to offer! There...

According to the doctor’s chart, my 6-year-old son is 15 pounds overweight. Should I put him on a diet?

According to the doctor's chart, my six-year-old son is 15 pounds overweight. Should I put him on a diet? What did his doctor say about your son's weight? Was he/she concerned? How tall is he? Does his weight compare to his height? In children, 0 to 18 years of age, their height should correlate to their...

What concerns me is the sudden slow down of growth of my son in the last 2 years.

My question is regarding my son. I am concerned about his rate of growth. How much weight and height should a child gain during the 2nd and 3rd years of life. My son is 34 months and is 35.5 inches and 28 pounds. At birth he was 8 pounds 6 ounces and 20.5 inches;...

Could you comment on many parents feeding their very young children diet cold drinks with NutraSweet?

Could you comment on the fact that many parents are feeding their very young children diet cold drinks with NutraSweet? What effect will this have on the development of these children? I am concerned because they do not seem to be getting enough water and healthy foods and beverages. Children do not need diet beverages...

What happens when you drink dish soap?

What happens when you drink dish soap? What does it do to your body? Depends on how much dish soap you drank in how much time. Would suggest you contact your local poison control center immediately at 800-222-1222. They would have the best information about what it does to your body.

My 7 year old daughter mentions feeling fat every day.

My daughter is 7. She weighs 52 pounds and is roughly 45 inches tall. In my eyes, she is not overweight, but since she has expressed concern about her appearance, we have made a conscious effort to offer low fat, low sugar nutritious meals and snacks for her (and the rest of the...

How old do you have to be to be able to go on a diet?

I would like to ask you: how old do you have to be to be able to go on a diet? Depends on the child and the type of diet. If you mean weight loss diet without any other restrictions, then maybe 18. But if a kid is 100 pounds overweight or double their healthy...

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