I remember taking a bioelectrical impedance test with a hand-held gizmo when I was in 9th grade PE. My friend C was what some people called a "skinny girl" and was most definitely slimmer than me. When it was her turn with the gizmo, I couldn't believe the "26%" that was flashing on the small screen! At that time, I couldn't understand why her body fat percentage was so high. After all, she was the "skinny" one. And of course, our PE teacher only supplied us with a shallow explanation of our results. It wasn't until I was in college that I learned about subcutaneous and visceral fat.
Finally, the myth of skinniness equates health is slowly being debunked!
But skinny fat? I wish a more healthful name is used instead of sensationalizing an important health concept with a word that has so much association with superficial appearance.