My five year old daughter just recently brought home a letter from school. Stating that the Department of Health has mandated the school disricts notify parents of their child's Body-Mass Index-for-age percentile. So they measured my daughter. Here's why I am mad, My daughter is 3'7 and one fourth and weighs 49 and half pounds. According, to there calculations she is overweight. Bull crap! I have pics of her posted on my profile. Take a look and tell me if you think she's overweight!
I do not believe they should be weighing children in kindergarden. Now I could see if in 7 th or 8th grade! When most of your baby fat is gone. But kindergarden, come on people. What do they want stick figure children. My daughter, sees her doctor regularly, and not once has the doctor said anything about her weight.
i think it's bs, just seems like another way to try and control us. your daughter looks a bit chunky but not overweight.
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Answer by irishmaiden26 at 9:31 AM on Feb. 25, 2009
Don't even worry about it just as long as YOU know she is healthy and especially if the doctor did not say anything. I guess the school is just trying to prevent her (them) from becoming obese. Just another thing they have to do by state I am sure. But don't worry I totally agree with you. I know they expect alot from our kids even the kindergartners. When my son was in kindergarten they said he was not meeting kindergarten expectations when I knew very well he was doing great at least with me here at home, it made me so mad but thank goodness he did pass to the next grade. Just do what you have todo Don't let them get to you. GL
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