Weighing in on common school health monitoring practice (

Chief Marketing Officer Julie Holland Faylor, MHS, CEDS is the National Eating Disorders Examiner. Read an excerpt below from her blog post "Weighing in on common school health monitoring practice": Obesity among youth is a critical public health problem in the United States. As a result, many schools have taken efforts to prevent obesity among children. Though well-intentioned, some of these measures miss the mark, leading to equally critical problems of low self-esteem and eating disorders. One of my most vivid memories as a child is being weighed in front of my entire 5th grade class. As a girl who struggled with weight issues, a public weigh-in was traumatizing. Children and adolescents have enough pressure to perform well in school, athletics, and amongst their peers. Piling on the pressure of a weigh-in only adds anxiety to the already difficult process of growing up and fitting in... Visit her blog to read the article in its entirety.

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