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anyone have a child that started kindergarten this year and lost weight?
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My 7 year old started 2nd grade in August and my 4 year old started a new Pre-K program. They are both getting taller and I haven't noticed any change in eating habits or weight.

I strongly urge you to call your pediatrician. Unexplained weight loss could be an indicator of a variety of health issues.

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