A mum whose five-year-old son was classed as ‘overweight’ in a letter from his school has called for a law change.
27-year-old Charlotte Moncur, of Dishley Grange, Loughborough, said her son Connor Moncur-Richmond eats fruit and vegetables every day and considers him a healthy child.
But Charlotte received a letter just before Easter from her son's school, Robert Bakewell Primary, saying he was classed as ‘overweight’.
The letter said Connor fell into the overweight category because he was in the '91st percentile' for his age and also warned Charlotte it could lead to health problems later in life.
Connor’s mum also said that he was always “running around” and that he attends swimming classes at least once a week.
The letter was part of the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) which records children’s weight and height in reception class.
Charlotte said she was worried that other parents who also received the letter would question their parenting skills. She said:
A spokesman for Leicestershire County Council said: