Background: Normal weight children are often considered healthy according to lifestyle diseases. It is known that a sedentary lifestyle might cause excessive body fat even in normal weight persons. Aim: the purpose of this cross‐sectional study was to determine whether children with normal weight but high fat percent (total body fat percent > 25 for males and >30 for females) would show a specific profile according to CVD risk factors by having a low fitness and physical activity level, higher fasting blood glucose and blood pressure than children with normal weight and normal fat percent. Material and Methods: anthropometric measures, blood pressure, fasting blood glucose and a DEXA scan was obtained from 614 children from 2nd ‐4th grade in primary school, mean age 9, 8 (0.89) yrs. Furthermore these children wore accelerometers (ActiGraph GT3X) for a week. Fitness level was measured by a modified shuttle run test (The Andersen Test). The children were considered Normal Weight but High Fat (NWHF) if their BMI was normal according to Cole et al (2000) and if DEXA scan total body fat percent exceeded 25 for boys and 30 for girls. Results: a total of 28 (12 boys, 16 girls) were found to be NWHF. There were no significant difference in blood pressure and fasting blood glucose. A significant difference was found in physical activity (PA) level (minutes pr. day in low (<3METS), moderate (>3<6 METS), or high (> 6METS) PA) and fitness level. Conclusion: The NWHF children had significantly lower fitness level and significant different PA level patterns. We suggest that minutes spend in low and high PA are the clinical most relevant objectives to focus on in further research and clinical settings where intervention is aiming to ”move” children for health benefits.