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!
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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