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Should Schools Keep Track of Your Student's BMI? One School Says They Will - Feb 10th, 2012 - Health

The Kentucky state Board of Education recently approved a proposal that would require schools to calculate and record a child's body mass index, which relates to body fat.



At the same time, the proposal also eliminates a decades-long practice of checking middle-school students for signs of the spine condition scoliosis.



Kentucky ranked third in the number of children ages 10 to 17 considered obese at 21 percent in a 2010 study