More Schools Including Weight, BMI On Report Cards

Discussion in 'Health and Wellness' started by Benjamin, Apr 19, 2011.

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Where do you stand?

  1. This is an acceptable way to promote good health awareness and education.

    5 vote(s)
    55.6%
  2. Public/government schools need to mind their own business!

    4 vote(s)
    44.4%
  3. Parents should consider this information as important as other grades.

    3 vote(s)
    33.3%
  4. Parents don’t send their kids to school to be graded on physical wellness.

    1 vote(s)
    11.1%
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  1. Benjamin

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/19/bmi-schools_n_850776.html

    "When students and their parents 'know their numbers' and the consequences of those numbers, they are more likely to do something about them," Huffington Post blogger Lloyd I Sederer, M.D., medical director of the New York State Office of Mental Health wrote in a recent post.

    "On the other side of the issue, critics question the government's place in getting involved in something as personal as weight. Where do you stand on the debate?"
     
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  2. Salty

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    I think the Fox liner is a perfect fit here:

    We Report, You Decide
     
  3. TC

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    I have been fat and struggled with my weight my whole life. I certainly did not need the school to say I was fat on my report card. I can still hear the taunts today (from students and teachers alike) - fatty fatty 2X4 can't get through the kitchen door.
     

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