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A fat child does not mean a healthy child

Tanuja Sodhi
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A fat child does not mean a healthy child

13 years ago as a fairly new mother of a 2 year old , fat & chubby meant cute and healthy; & I (more than him) basked in all the attention & adulation he got as a roundly cuddly child; only until the doctor curtly burst the bubble of my delusion one day. He opened my ‘fat’ eyes to the perils of nurturing a fat kid.


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Pankhuri Agarwal

| Aug 01, 2017

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Swapna Kedia

| Jul 28, 2017

very nicely written. my kid was 21 kgs at the age of 3. ,then we took all the necessary measures including healthy diet and exercise and now he is 20kgs .his age is now 4. 3yrs. This is also on rhe higher side but still he has became much more active thn what he used to be..

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puloma pandey

| Jul 27, 2017

very true chubby (fat) and healthy are two different things. well explained blog , thank you so much .

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NAZIA FAROOQ

| May 31, 2017

A very good article. Thanks for sharing.

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Rohini Sivaji

| Apr 05, 2017

really an eye opener... as most of them think fatty child is the healthy one... one who looks lean is not much strong....

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Kirtirani

| Sep 06, 2015

Great .I m impressed. I will stop pizza on Sunday with kids

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Prathyusha Devulapally

| Sep 04, 2015

My son is 3 years old and 23 KGS. The doctor is not concerned about his weight but looking at this article- we might need to review his eating habits

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Kavita Rajput

| Sep 03, 2015

Wreally veii good Article... Thanks Tanuja, My Daughter is of 8 months but doesn't eat properly... i prepare moong daal khichdi n kind of stuffs but she refuses all the time... dr said its ok dont force her but what if she doesnt eat for whole day... or couple of days... kindly suggest. ( Kavita)

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Lathika Radhakrishnan

| Jul 11, 2015

A very good article. thanks Tanuja

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Sushila Agarwal

| Jul 10, 2015

my son is 4 year old. his weight is about 20 to 25 kg. He is a hyperactive child. He don't eat any type of fruits n also green vegetables except juice n soup. He is very choosy to eat anything .Day by day his weight is increasing . especially his thighs n stomach is getting heavy. What should i do for that. plz suggest me

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Sowmya

| Jul 10, 2015

Thanks for the article.. Another important reason for child obesity is that babies are fed formula milk and other gruels before 6 months... When actually babies just need their mother's milk during that time. For mothers who are unable to breast feed. , they should be very careful about how much formula is being fed..

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Sutapa Dev

| Jul 09, 2015

Good article. thanks...

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Sugra Taha

| Jul 09, 2015

hi Tanuja ... was really happy to see this article .I am so fed up of people telling me my kids look weak and underweight !!! why dont they measure children by how happy abd active they are . As mentioned by Manjushree earlier it will be great if you could write and article on underweight children .. I am sure there maybe a few tips that can be eye operners for us too ...thanks once again !!!

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Manjushree

| Jul 09, 2015

Very informative. Liked the way health hazards n its effects are explained. Can you post a similar article with respect to underweight kids. Tia.

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Seethal Geo

| Jul 09, 2015

Well written. ... Thank u for such an informative article!

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panzy virmani

| Jun 02, 2015

Informative article... thanks!!

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Gayathri

| Jun 02, 2015

Good article. An eye opener for parents who think fat is beautiful.

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arbeela

| Sep 14, 2013

Wonderful article. Thanks Tanuja for this quite informative piece.

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Tanuja Sodhi

| Jan 23, 2013

Julie... I would need more inputs on your child's diet to be able to pinpoint the reason for obesity. As a habit, avoid giving fatty, fried and spicy foods to her. Rest easy, children outgrow GERD as they grow older by fine tuning their eating habits and following a healthy lifestyle.

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Anurima

| Nov 26, 2012

We as children had the impression that fat was synonyms with being healthy. We were always encouraged to eat! Its a relief to see how people's outlook to being overweight has changed today. Loved the article!

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Julie Bhowmik

| Nov 26, 2012

Hi. my child is suffering from GERD. Never tried even a single candy. Still an overweight. She is three. Checked everything. no clue why? she still eats mashed food. Any suggestion.

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Namrata

| Nov 26, 2012

In India especially.. being healthy is attributed to being chubby as a child.... health is more to do with right eating and essentially being active.... weight is not the most important criterion for a healthy child....

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Neena

| Nov 22, 2012

and great picture!

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Neena

| Nov 22, 2012

The title itself says a lot. The information is an eye opener, more so in the Indian context where kids are overfed to make them 'strong'. Great post!!

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DrSonali Bassi

| Nov 01, 2012

An eye opener tanuja. well chosen topic parentune ! And well written.

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DrSonali Bassi

| Nov 01, 2012

An eye opener tanuja. well chosen topic parentune ! And well written.

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Praveen Premkumar

| Oct 09, 2012

This is such a great article. I was a fat child once myself. And loved eating. Today I love eating, but I am careful on what I eat... and the same is the case with my children

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Amanda Brown

| Oct 04, 2012

Great Tips for the Parents - its us who need to change our thinking more than anything else..

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