Fighting the 'Fat Letters'

Posted February 26th, 2013 by Jking8767
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One day last year, Selectman Tracy Watson received a school letter about her son Cameron. It wasn't about his grades or his behavior. It was to inform her and her husband that Cameron was classified as "obese." "Honestly, I laughed," Watson said. The letter -- part of a state initiative to monitor children's Body Mass Index -- explained BMI standards and encouraged her and her husband to contact their pediatrician. But the letters have many in town crying foul and have ignited a debate over the government's role in children's health.

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