Schools in 19 states have devised a new way to remind us of Michelle Obama’s war on obesity – by weighing students and sending “fat report cards” home to their parents.
The annual reports list the child’s Body Mass Index (BMI) and then analyze whether it is healthy or dangerous. While some pediatricians say that measuring the BMI is the best way to assess whether a child is obese, its effectiveness is subjective. Parents, health experts, and even children are speaking out against the reports, saying that kids already face enough pressure to be skinny from their peers and society.
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