"Facts and Concerns About School Based BMI Screening, Surveillance and Reporting"

F.E.A.S.T. is thrilled to have collaborated with EDC (Eating Disorder Coalition), AED (Academy of Eating Disorders), BEDA (Binge Eating Disorder Association) and STRIPED (Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders) on a new document:  "Facts and Concerns About School Based BMI Screening, Surveillance and Reporting"

This issue is of concern to families and we hope that this document can be of support and assistance.


  1. This is of great interest to me. I have long been a vocal opponent of BMI screenings in the US by schools. It represents government top down legislative intrusion at its worst and is an example of over reaching nanny state government. BMI is a faulty indicator for children, and it is being conducted without historical data. I am happy to live in a state which no longer spews out FAT LETTERS based on the open intrusive BMI testing. Why? Because the voters said NO MORE.

    Changing Open BMI reporting at schools in the US requires exerting pressure on legislatures and the executives in power who formulate this. Call your Congressman and make your opinion known.

    Carry this to school and use this document at the lowest level but be mindful that lasting change in a democracy only occurs if we elect political figures who follow suit.

    1. You are so correct. Lasting change requires collaborative bottom up and top down strategies. Each piece of advocacy helps.

  2. I don't know how to link it but SO pleased to read the update that the CDC is reconsidering BMI standard in schools. And the request TO CALL your legislator is an even better example of how change is accomplished in US politically. Make your vote count and your legislator's accountable. Great work

    1. Thanks, Amoma. Sending out the word to call today.


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