Did you know that in some states, public schools have begun weighing and measuring kids and reporting their BMI results? Often, because of time and facility limitations, these weigh-ins are public.
A group at my University called Women for Change is running a campaign to protest this idea, and among other things, created a video of a scale-smashing event they held this spring.
Obviously, trying to combat childhood obesity is a good thing-- but I can only imagine how a public weigh-in would influence the self-worth and body image of a middle or high school student.
As writers, parents, teachers, individuals... what do you think about this?