Not only are the kids heavier than me in size but a lot of them are taller.
I went into a middle school and felt short compared to some of the girls.
I'm 5'6 120 lbs
Most Helpful Guy
From memory, males in the US averaged around 5'6 during the early 1900s. I believe now it's 5'9.
At least for males in the United States, scientifically it's true.
As for my own experience, older generations in my family are quite short. The guys around 5'7-9" and the girls around 5'2-5". My mum and dad are the tallest in their families at 5'9" and 6' respectively.
I'm 6'3", my cousin of similar age is 6', my 14 year old cousin is 5'10" or so (I've seen them in person recently). I've heard of some distant extended family of mine at a similar age being 6'+.
A lot of my friends are comparatively short to me, but most of them have outgrown their parents.
Conclusively, I'd say yes. At least in Australia and New Zealand, and in my family specifically, based on my experience.
Since I was too lazy to fact check and look at graphs it may be different, especially in other regions of the world. But it only makes sense as we increase our nutrition and better our medical science. Or have more genetic errors, if you count gigantism.0
Most Helpful Girl
I have noticed that too. 😶
At least I'm not the only one. 😂
I think it's because of the food that is hormone rich and the fact that we can easily get food right now, so the body has more energy to spend in growth.0