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From Carla, child's age 9

My son is 9 and is overweight. The doctor says he is obese. He is roughly 49" and 110 lbs. He has always been a "bigger" kid. (He was 9 lb., 6 oz. when he was born). We need to start doing something about his weight, only I do not know how to approach him about it. He has NOT expressed any displeasure to me about being overweight, or any desire to lose weight, or told me that any kids at school have ever teased him. I would like some ideas on how to start a conversation that he needs to lose weight.