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Posted by: Helena | 2004/01/19

How much should 7 Year Old Girl weigh?

Hallo
My 7 year old daughter eats us out of the house. I have dewormed the whole family just as a precaution, but she still has an enourmous appetite. She eats more than 2 adults per day. She does not like cookies or sweeties, she just eats a lot of food, especially carbs like noodles. She is 128cm tall and weighs 29kg. She is moderately active and although she is not skinny she looks healthy - she has no fat rolls nor a big bum or tummy. I am just concerned that if she continues eating like this she might become overweight soon and have all the problems linked to being an overweight youngster.
HELP!

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Dear Helena
According to the USA Tables, a girl of 7 should have an average weight of about 22 kg and a height of about 117 cm. The weight and height of your lassie is the average for 9-10-year-olds, thus she is already much heavier and taller than children of 7. In cases such as these, it is important to have the child assessed by a specialist such as Paediatrician or a Physician to rule out any underlying growth problems. Let's first see what the specialist says before we make dietary changes.
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