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A Skinny Child Is Not a Weak Child! Think About It Before You Say So!
A skinny child of a parent is a big concern to the family and friends.
“Ohh! Your child has become so weak?”
“Why don’t you show your child to a paediatric for gaining his weight?”
“Why don’t you try giving your little one immunity boosters?”
These are the comprehensive comments now, but come to think about the parents of a lean child, they would not be so apprehensive as they know their child is eating balanced, nutritious diet but still not gaining pounds. There could be numerous reason for the child to be lean. It could be genetical, or the child could be overactive. The other significant reason could be the mother who is more focused on feeding healthy food and avoid fatty diet.
Now, what is a lean child?
A lean child according, to Indians, is a child who does not have chubby cheeks, a bulging tummy and a hefty body. Parents are delighted when the child is overweight, and they are tagged as good feeders. They feel the utmost satisfaction to see the weight machine needle cross the weight chart in the child’s medical file.
If a child looks lean or fit, people start boosting their concern along with the bombardment of the diet list. They miss out the distinction between a lean and a weak child. A lean child who does his regular activity adequately, good in concentration and reaches all his milestone on time is considered to be a healthy and a fit child.
An overweight child always faces an issue while doing physical activity. His lethargic behaviour and inclination to overeat is not a sign of being healthy. When he grows up, he will start all possible measures to cut down his calories to become fit and lean.
So, if a child is eating healthy, gaining pounds and physically and mentally active, then he is a healthy and happy child.
By Sagarika Sahoo