Today, my adorable 5 year old grand-daughter has been given a letter from school telling us that, in the their opinion, she is 'over-weight'!!!
I have to say that she is of average size. If you were to see her then you wouldn't say she was 'thin' nor would you say she was 'over-weight'.
She can easily walk 6 miles with us without turning a hair. She can never sit still long enough to watch the TV and much prefers spending time outdoors with us as a family.
If she's hungry - she eats. If she isn't hungry she doesn't. She has only had one MacDonalds meal in her life and would rather eat pasta !!
I am not sure what gives these people the right to even express their opinion on a childs weight without being asked - and why would you ask them anyway.
Today, alarmingly, the NSPCC have announced that they receive one contact every 20 minutes about child abuse. Can I suggest that the funding for these 'weight facists' is cut and re-directed to support agencies who deal with these real problems and leave the rest of us to do what we think is best for our children.
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