The average weight for a 10-year-old boy at a height of 4'11'' is 100 pounds. A 10-year-old boy weighing more than 123 pounds is considered to be obese according to the body mass index scale.
The dangers associated with obesity include decreased lifespan, Type II Diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Children that develop obesity at a young age are at a higher risk of developing asthma and other health problems. The best way for a parent to prevent childhood obesity is by creating an environment with good eating habits and regular physical activities. A well-balanced diet coupled with daily exercise helps children to grow up to be strong adults.