Mine is 8 now and has really thick legs (strong), but I can see the pudginess in her tummy and sometimes in her hands. It worries her dad and I because we were both chubby kids. We teach them about health and we all try to eat the right foods. Moderation is always something we explain. Yes, pizza is ok, just not everyday or even several times a week. You should even have some veggies and fruit with it, healthy ones at that.
I have been trying to kind of trick her into exercise lately. My 7 year old got a wave skateboard for his birthday and I don't think he is heavy enough to balance so she and I are trying it out. Also training to walk for Disney, training for a 5K, walking to school, riding bikes to a friends hour or to a park. We took a nature walk with their cousin the other morning and then got rewarded with a picnic and surprise there was a water splash pad at the park.
Teach by example and let her know you love her, most importantly.
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