April 2006
Education Week;4/5/2006, Vol. 25 Issue 30, Special section p28
The article reports that Maryland lawmakers have rejected calls to weigh and measure schoolchildren periodically in an attempt to reduce--or at least track--childhood obesity. Instead, lawmakers are likely to study the problem. Legislators considered a plan to require diabetes screenings in schools and another calling for weights and body-mass indexes to be sent home every few years for younger children.


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