A child has been sent a letter warning he faces a future of cancer and obesity because he weighs one pound more than NHS guidelines suggest.
Mother Michala Forder said she was “furious” her son Zac, five, was labelled overweight by health workers.
She believes he should not have received the catalogue of health warnings about heart disease and diabetes as he is clearly fit and healthy.
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“How dare the NHS tell me my five-and-a-half-year-old child is overweight, when he isn’t,” she said.
“It’s made me furious. It’s a damaging and ridiculous letter.
“All some parents will see is ‘overweight’ and ‘cancer’. It’s a very damning attitude. There has got to be a better way of doing it.”