4'1, 66lbs, and yet — overweight

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Registered: 09-23-2010
4'1, 66lbs, and yet — overweight
Fri, 05-23-2014 - 2:05pm

Can you imagine? This is what a 9yo was told by the Board of Ed in NYC the other day. http://nypost.com/2014/05/22/nyc-says-this-girl-is-fat/

First of all, I cannot believe they gave those notices to the kids to bring home. That is just insane. INSANE. I would be LIVID. 

Second, this is one of the main reasons why I HATE HATE HATE using BMI as a base. Unreal. 

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Fri, 05-23-2014 - 2:09pm

I am not even sure what else to say but... WOW. That is unreal.

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Registered: 06-08-2014
Sun, 06-08-2014 - 8:26pm

The BMI thing isn't even supposed to be used for kids! Why is NYC so caught up in everyone's home family life.  They are definitely overstepping a lot of boundaries and probably causing a few kids to develop eating disorders.  WTH