Schools in 19 States Send Home ‘Fat Letters’

A growing initiative by some schools across the country has students and parents up in arms: the school are measuring students at an annual weigh-in, and sending reports home telling parents whether their child’s body mass index is healthy or dangerous.

Hope Green, who has two school-aged children in upstate New York, said children are placed under too much stress at school.

“The last thing they need is the school to now step in … ‘You’re too skinny,’ ‘You’re too fat,’” she said.

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