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School Weigh-ins Are an Insult Rather Than a Solution

August 27, 2012

 

I hate the idea of school weigh-ins. Intended as a wake-up call to parents that changes need to be made to the way they look after their overweight children, this method will cause an enormous amount of embarrassment for children. I could think of nothing more humiliating for a young child struggling with body image issues than to be weighed at school.

Researchers in Victoria have called for compulsory weigh-ins for school children as part of the fight against obesity.

The Deakin University research, published in the journal Pediatric Obesity, calls for all young students to be weighed regularly at school to help collect official data and to confront parents about the health of their children.

The research also calls for an opt-out program to encourage high participation rates.

How would teachers like to be weighed?

What about politicians? There are plenty of rotund politicians around.

What? You don’t want to be weighed? Why not? It’s embarrassing?

Precisely my point!

 

Click on the link to read my post, ‘Sparing Young Children the Affliction of Body Image‘.

Click here to read my post ‘Considered Too Obese to Keep His Kids‘.

Click on the link to read Charity Pays for Teen’s Plastic Surgery to Help Stop Bullying

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