“How much should my child weigh?” is a common question for parents. Our children are weighed regularly as babies, but as children grow and develop at different rates it’s not always easy to tell if they are a healthy weight.

Click on the links below to find out more about how to support your child to be a healthy weight. This information is relevant for children and young people aged 2 – 18 years old.

  1. How to check your child is a healthy weight
  2. School height and weight checks
  3. Very overweight
  4. Overweight
  5. Healthy weight
  6. Underweight
  7. 6 ways to help your child with their weight

How to talk to your child about weight: a guide for parents and care givers of children aged 4 – 11 years

Download this guide to help you talk to your child about weight in a positive way.  It provides tips and advice on what to say and do to help your child be healthy and feel good about their body.

Local support to help your child maintain a healthy weight

If you would like support in managing your child’s weight, please arrange a one-to-one appointment with one of Dudley’s Family Wellness Coaches, who will help you and your child/ren create healthier habits you can all stick to. The Family Healthy Lifestyle Service is a free and personalised support service, to meet the needs of your family.  For details please visit Healthy Lifestyle Support For Your Family.