Ultimately, while all can agree that children are best served when they are at their optimal health and physical size, many individuals assert that the schools’ new focus on weight can lead to an array of mental and personal issues in young kids.
The Obesity Issue
- Underweight – BMI below the 5th percentile
- Normal – BMI at the 5th to the 85th percentile
- Overweight – BMI at the 85th to the 95th percentile
- Obese – BMI at or above the 95th percentile