School System Sends Letter When Your Kid Gets Fat
Nothing more scary as a kid then getting a letter from your school. Some parents are very upset with this letter they are getting. It is not the kids they are mad at, it is the school.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has upset countless parents — and children — by requiring public schools to calculate the BMI (body mass index) of their students and to send a letter home if that number is too high.
Parents are angry over “the government interference in parenting and invasion of privacy,” while some kids feel bullied by the “fat letters,” as they’ve been called. One legislator has finally had enough. State Rep. Jim Lyons hopes to amend the law to keep the department from forcing school kids onto scales.
I think it is messed up, what do you think?