More schools grade students on BMI

04/19/2011 | Huffington Post, The

More schools in the U.S. and other countries have begun grading students' weight based on body mass index and including the results in report cards in an effort to combat childhood obesity. "When students and their parents 'know their numbers' and the consequences of those numbers, they are more likely to do something about them," Dr. Lloyd Sederer of the New York State Office of Mental Health wrote in a blog post quoted here.

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