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New school year, new arguing about schools doing mandatory BMI screenings and mailing the results to parents with kids over the normal range. (interesting that in a country where eating disorders are still an issue, there's no mention of pointing out the underweight kids)
The two big problems I see are 1) BMI is actually a horrible method for determining who is overweight, it's simply the insurance industry standard. It's completely meaningless when dealing with athletes. 2) you don't need to be overweight to have bad cholesterol, one of the reasons use to justify the letters. Feed a skinny kid chicken nuggets and hot dogs all week, they're still going to have high cholesterol.
Are "fat letters" going to fix anything, or will it just make parents defensive?Answer Question
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