Petition End weight checks for primary school aged children

There are thousands of children being classed as overweight/obese, but a high BMI does not mean they are unhealthy. These checks could lead to parents changing eating habits, and could cause eating disorders. Eating disorders can start at a very early age. We would like these checks stopped!

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Stopping weight checks as part of the National child measurement programme
could help prevent mental health problems that may result from children being classified as overweight or obese. BMI isn’t a definitive indicator of health, and concerns about a child’s weight should be dealt with sensitively on a case to case basis.

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