Mass. will stop sending parents letters about overweight kids

10/18/2013 | U.S. News & World Report

The Massachusetts Public Health Council voted to stop having schools send parents "fat letters" saying their child has been deemed overweight or obese, following complaints that the policy could promote bullying or lead to self-esteem problems. Schools will continue to collect the data and make it available if parents request it. National Eating Disorders Association CEO Lynn Grefe said sending the letters home may push children toward eating disorders.

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