Should Schools Be Able to Suggest Students Lose Weight? [VIDEO]
When Katie Dickens received a letter from her 5-year-old daughter's soon-to-be school, she thought it was to inform her of things she may need to do to prepare her daughter for school. She was right, but the letter didn't exactly talk about educational preparedness.
She was right, but the letter didn't exactly talk about educational preparedness. The letter informed Dickens that her daughter doesn't fit into the school's required weight range, and recommended a follow-up with a nutritionist.
“One of the biggest things that you hear about in the news today is body shaming and you’re body shaming a child you’ve never even met? What if my child did know about this at age five? I just feel strongly that there is a line that the government should not cross when it comes to my personal family life and letters telling my child or any child is overweight just because they don't fit in the government's box of what weight should be is incredibly over the line,” Dickens tells WXIA.
Should schools be able to suggest that parents work with their children to lose weight, or is it simply none of their business?