A mother says she is disgusted after her toddler was labelled ‘obese’ and referred to a health and fitness programme.
Kerry Kinsella’s son Kean was weighed and measured when she took him along for his two-year check, a government-led review which tracks the health of children.
Kean is 90cm tall and weighed in at 16.4kgs - which branded him obese on the growth chart.
Kerry said she was ‘fuming’ when she was told Kean would be referred for a six-week health and fitness course.
Kerry, who lives in Moston, north Manchester, added that the family all have a healthy diet and Kean is an active little boy - who rarely eats junk food and loves fruit.
The mother says she’s worried about the message the health checks send out, particularly to older children who are more anxious over their appearance.
A council spokesman said the health checks are to find any potential health problems and are "not about criticising parents or labelling children".