Advice for parents
If your child is a healthy weight, there's lots you can do as a parent to help them stay a healthy size as they grow.
Research shows children who stay a healthy weight tend to be fitter, healthier, better able to learn, and more self-confident. They're also much less likely to have health problems in later life.
Children whose parents encourage them to be active and eat well are more likely to stay a healthy weight and grow up healthy.
Check their BMI every now and then using using our BMI calculator to make sure they stay in the healthy range.
Here are five key ways you can help your child maintain a healthy weight: