According to a survey of 750 schools, it unveiled that young children have grown too big for their school chairs for kids, which should need immediate attention from school administrators and teachers.
Some teachers say the desk and chair sizes have grown to be inappropriate. What this means is having kids uncomfortable while seated in their chairs.
It is understood that the New South Wales Education Department have been doing something for custom-sized chairs. They are finding the right suppliers that can give them the right sizes of chairs most suited for overweight kids.
Susie Burrell, a Pediatric dietician said kids who are overweight looked older than their age. This means that they look mature than what most of their classmates are at school.
However, these kids can be more prone to weight problems or illnesses such as fatty liver and diabetes.
She encourages parents to do regular monitoring of their kids’ waist measurement at the belly button if it is less their height. This should determine if their kids need help to overcome the overweight problems, especially that they don’t fit school chairs for kids at school.
It can also create a problem when they have to wear wardrobes two sizes larger than their age group. This is not normal as they can be at health risks.
A Teachers federation spokesman also said that students in Year 5 and 6 can learn using Year 3 classrooms with small chairs. So with that, the Education Department are running healthy eating programs for these kids. This should also be a sample for parents to feed their kids with the right diet; thus overcoming obesity in kids.
“The education department is considering this issue of childhood obesity and is working with more agencies just to address the issue,” said the spokesman. “We want these kids to stay healthy and free from possible illnesses. Also, we want them to fit the school chairs for kids we provide.”
“We have conductive more initiatives to support this community and to promote healthy eating among kids. We want them to be healthy all the time.”
They also encourage parents to heed the message for healthy eating and lifestyle done at their very own home.