Education

Fighting Childhood Obesity, Part II

By Michelle R. Davis — April 10, 2007 1 min read

Following up on a recent post about the fight against childhood obesity, some schools are measuring body mass indexes as part of routine health programs. While the fight against extra pounds on children is one embraced by most, the use of BMIs and other fat detectors is controversial, as body-conscious students begin to compare their measurements. Some experts worry this could lead to eating disorders, but some school officials using the measurement say they’ve had few issues.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Around the Web blog.