Uhhhh…this child is definitely not “overweight”….SMH!
Mother Upset After Daughter Comes Home With “Overweight” Letter From School
School across the country have been facing backlash over the past few years for some of the questionable methods they’ve been using in order to help end childhood obesity by encouraging healthier lifestyles for children and one NY mother says her daughter’s school definitely took things too far.
via Fox News
A New York City mom was fit to be tied Wednesday after her 4-foot-1, 66-pound daughter came home from school with a note calling her fat.
Eight-year-old Gwendolyn Williams is anything but fat, but her mom worries that the school’s note, citing her body mass index, has left her daughter confused about her body.
“My daughter is thin; she knows she doesn’t have a weight problem, but that night, I caught her grabbing the skin near her waist, and she asked me, ‘is this what they were talking about?”‘ Laura Bruiji Williams, the girl’s mom, told FoxNews.com. “It was awful to see.”
Gwendolyn, along with her classmates, were handed a “Fitnessgram” sealed with a sticker at her public school in Brooklyn. The class was told not to open the letters, issued by the New York City Department of Education, but like most of her friends, she couldn’t resist and read it.
The so-called “Fitnessgrams” are issued annually in New York City by the department. They are intended to assess students from grades K-12 to help support lifelong health, according to the department’s website. About 870,000 students each year take home these reports.
Do you think schools should be sending letters home with children informing parents that they are considered overweight or obese?