School Kids and BMI Screenings
Child Obesity is a public health crisis, and there's nothing wrong with our public schools providing aggregate data to the government and critical data to parents. Studies show the majority of parents with overweight children fail to recognize the degree of their child's obesity. Plus, in states already doing BMI Screenings (AR, TX, PA), they've seen an immediate impact. Regardless, parents hate BMI screenings. Why? Results reflect poorly on THEM. Let's stop worrying about hurting parents' feelings and instead focus on the dangerous level of body-fat hurting America's children.
Friday, March 7, 2008