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The confusing world of charting weight gain

Deane’s weight is so far below the curve on a standard growth chart that it is unmeasurable. No wonder the dietitian is giving me ultimatums. It is very distressing when the doctor points to a spot inches below the sweeping curve of normal weight for 14 year olds. But what I’ve found out on our … Continue reading

The weight crisis in my house

The dietitian is on my case. He’s unhappy about how much my son weighs. In a country where childhood obesity is at epidemic levels, Deane is underweight. He is 14 but will soon be surpassed by his nine-year-old sister in both height and weight. Some of this might be genetic – I’m not exactly a giant … Continue reading