Question: I've always known my son was ultra skinny for his age. Now I've confirmed from this site he's super ultra skinny. I feed him a well-balanced diet-- a bit heavy on the meat and starches to try to beef him up a bit, but his metabolism is always on overdrive. I understand that kids all develop differently, but any healthy tips on adding SOME weight are appreciated!
My son is a slinky as well. I've worried about him eating enough food and staying healthy (as well as getting picked on)--I get it. But I read that the average person only needs to eat what fits in the palm of their hand every meal. So we're all probably overeating. Even our kids. Keep tabs with your doctor, I'm sure they'll grow at the pace their bodies were meant to develop. Hopefully they'll enjoy the same benefits when they get older.
Unless a doctor tells you it is an issue, you probably don't need to worry about it. Many people are just naturally slender. It's not uncommon for males to be very slender until their early twenties when muscle growth begins to cat up with height.
So long as there are no medical issues and he eats a healthy diet, it's not a big concern.