Well, not in so many words...she had her 6 yr well visit yesterday. Her height was 47" and weight is 50lbs. The nurse practitioner looks up her bmi and says it's 16 and that it's "a bit high for her age" then continues on about watching her caloric intake to lower her weight. Wait...WHAT??!!
She's a gymnast-works out 3x's a week and spends the rest of her free time on her trampoline, skating, bike riding or practicing her routines. She is already a health nut and only has occasional treats. Besides all that...SHE'S NOT FAT!!!
UGH...sorry, had to vent! lol I don't have blinders on, right?? My kid doesn't look overweight, does she?
ETA: I just looked at web MD's bmi calculator for kids (I know, we MD isn't the best but I wanted an idea) and it says healthy range is 5-85...that's a big span! And she's 15.9, how is that high?? Lol
Muscle weighs way more than fat. Don't trust a chart (but I know nothing when it comes to this).
***Let me clarify since 30 people have gotten their panties in a wad over this statement. A pound is a pound period, but when speaking about fat vs. muscle - a tablespoon of fat weighs less than a tablespoon of muscle. I should have explained it refering to density instead of weight. My bad CM, my bad.***
Needless to say - she is very muscular. She is not fat.
My oldest is in cheer, dance, and soccer and still cannot get her BMI down. Doctor has tried her on diets to get it down, but it doesn't seem to help. I do not think your daughter looks overweight by any means.