My 10 year old is about 110 pounds. She has a big belly. She gets bullied for it by some boys at school, but some of the boys have crushes on her and "talk sweet to her"(whatever that means!) One doctor once told her she needed to lay off the sodas and exercise more!! OMG My child rarely got sodas (if we eat at a restaurant or bday party she does) and SHE IS NEVER STILL. She constantly is running, rolling, flipping, crawling, all she does when awake is exercise. There is no walking with her, it's run back and forth and spin and look at this and that. She plays softball (and is one of the best on her team each year), has practice twice a week for at least 2 hours each, and has at least one game a week. We never saw that doctor again, thankfully. Her arms, legs and butt are rock hard. Her belly is what's big, and her face.
She does eat like crazy. She will eat a ton of carrots, a ton of broccoli, just as easily as anything else. She just eats. I never restricted food or made food an issue in my home. My older two kids are not built like this at all, despite their eating habits. I hate nonstop throughout my childhood/teenage years. I HAD to! lol
My MIL is like 300+ pounds and has dieted and done so many things, but the only way she ever lost any weight was those hcg injections. She does NOT eat junk and is as active as she can physically be. My neice was a "fat" kid until she hit puberty(and she was NOT an active child at all, and did eat only junk food/fast food bc she was picky). I am hoping my daughter will slim down also. It should be hitting soon. I wouldn't care otherwise, but kids and people are so mean :( She knows what she looks like. I know my daughter is extremely active and eats well. She's been tested for diabetes and had her thyroid tested also. You can never call "neglect" on someone without seeing their day-to-day life. Shame on any parent who would do that.