HomeAbout The ShowShow NewsListen NowListen NowContact

February 26th, 2013
BMI Reports

Parents Angry Over Kids Sent Home With 'Fat Reports'

Massachusetts parents are angry and dismayed over a public school policy that sees students getting sent home with "fat letters."

Many schools across the state began sending Body Mass Index (BMI) reports and letters home with students in order to flag possible obesity issues to parents.

"To have a piece of paper like this come home in their backpack with them is very, very concerning to me," said mother Lori-Ann Sumner, whose nine-year-old daughter Shelby -- an active gymnast and athlete -- was characterized as "borderline overweight."

"Her BMI was 19.43, which brought her to 84.38 percent, and 85th percentile is considered overweight," said social worker Sumner, who is worried that children and parents will take the information in the wrong way.

"It could be a good tool if you know how to utilize it, but they are going home blindly to parents [to whom] it is just numbers and they don't know how to interpret it," Sumner said.

Many schools are now required by law to calculate each student's BMI to determine healthy proportions.

On a side note, Michelle Obama has a big fat ass too but they don't send BMI reports home for the first lady.




Submit a comment

Website & Contents © Walton & Johnson | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

Powered by BubbleUp, Ltd.

W&J on Twitter.comW&J on Facebook.com