And this is how the BMI can be abused, folks . . . VIA Red Eye:
Mass. Parents Angry Over Kids Sent Home With 'Fat Reports'
Published July 17, 2010
Massachusetts parents are angry and dismayed over a public school policy that sees students getting sent home with “fat letters,” myFOXboston.com reported late Friday.
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.
Linky and stuff...
BTW, I'm wearing one of my serial numbered imported Harris tweed sport coats. Nothin' weird or cheap about that! :p
Mine is 34.7
I am 6'1" and 263 lbs.
course I also train for powerlifting and scottish athletics so my lean body mass is way above everage.
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