Is being overweight the new normal?
A new government study says many obese kids don't have an accurate view of their own weight. In fact, they view themselves as normal.
Researchers interviewed more than 6,000 kids, ages 8-15.
Researchers found about 30 percent of those surveyed misperceived their weight, with a large majority of heavier kids thinking their weight was normal.
They say the misconception was more common in lower-income families.
Some experts say obese children who permanently settle into an unhealthy physique face diabetes and other health problems later in life.