Blog: Obese US pupils “could do better”
Catherine Sleep | 19 August 2003
Details about students’ weight and fitness are being included in some US school reports to help fight obesity. A pilot scheme indicates that the increased awareness among parents of overweight children who receive such reports validates the embarrassment felt by the children, as parents are more likely to take measures to help their kids lose weight.
This seems harsh, but the increase in obesity justifies such reports, so long as teachers are trained to handle the reports with sensitivity.
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