Should students' weight be recorded on report cards?

12/6/2012 | Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), The

At a recent conference, professor David Penington suggested that Australian schools include students' weight on their report cards as part of an effort to combat obesity. Penington, a former vice-chancellor of Melbourne University and dean of medicine, said the inclusion of such data could lead teachers and parents to discuss students' diet and fitness routines. Critics, however, say it could lead to bullying or depression.

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