F.E.A.S.T. speaks up about mandatory BMI screening at schools

I am against BMI screenings at school. I don't know if I would be as sensitive to this issue if I had not seen how very sensitive it is to children, and how validating it is to the irrational fears of those with an eating disorder or body dysmorphia.

I was so glad to see the Eating Disorder Coalition's publication advising against these screenings, and so pleased that the F.E.A.S.T. Board of Directors has voted to support it:



  1. They just need to do away with BMI all together. It's a stupid, innacurate way to measure health. There is definitely no need to test in schools. You can tell if I child is obese and needs some sort of help, there's no need to test!

  2. I agree.
    Being a teenager in high school right now, and having eating problems of my own, the BMI tests were ridiculously triggering to not only me, but I could see the disturbance in the other girls around me. It's totally unnecessary, and I agree with you.


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