Obese children and adolescents are at risk of becoming obese adults — with many associated health issues. Thus a school-based intervention program that delivered promising reductions in obesity prevalence among middle school students deserved further attention and replication.
Today, 25 states weigh public school students to monitor obesity rates. In 10 of these states, parents are then notified. Today s New York Times addresses these BMI report cards and their effect (or lack thereof).
Obese adolescents are at risk of becoming obese adults, which in turn places them at a higher risk of early diabetes and other chronic conditions. And exercise is an important means of both improving their general health as well as helping them with weight loss.