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Stop the Practice of Weighing our Children in Schools
Petition Background (Preamble):
Part of the FitnessGram includes weighing children. In many schools this information is given to the students who then share their weight among their peers. This leads to bullying and harms children prone to eating disorders.
In March 2009, it was reported by the TEA that the study found that cardiovascular health, measured by a walking/running test, had a higher correlation to school success than did the Body Mass Index (BMI), which is a measure of body fat based on height and weight, adjusted for age and gender.
The Stop the Practice of Weighing our Children in Schools petition to Texas Governor Rick Perry was written by Janice Meeker and is in the category Education at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: fitnessgram, education, weighing children, war on obesity, eating disorders, bullying