A 10-year old boy has been gaining weight without a proportional gain in height. His parents are concerned and talking to the school nurse.
What information should the nurse share with the child's parents?
The weight gain can e hormonal and precede a growth spurt (height) surrounding puberty. Additionally, the child's metabolic rate will increase during the adolescent years, and he will require additional nutrients, so limiting intake at this time may not be warranted