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Weighing in on common school health monitoring practice (Examiner.com)

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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