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Fat Letters: Schools in 19 States Weigh Kids, Send Reports to Parents

Schools in 19 states are weighing students and sending reports to their parents with their body mass index (BMI) and other measurements, reports say. Kids have started calling the reports "fat letters." Fat Letters Many families and health experts have started pushing back against the reports-slash-fat letters, arguing they could damage the children’s self-esteem. Proponents say the practice is actually an effective progress report and a tool for establishing whether a student is healthy or unhealthy physically.
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