Sending school-based body mass index reports home is ineffective, study says

Photo of a weight scale
Celine Bellegarda/Senior Staff
The study aimed to determine whether body mass index reporting conducted by schools could help improve students’ weight, said Hannah Thompson, a research scientist in the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and a senior investigator of the study.

A study conducted by researchers in the UC Berkeley School of Public Health has found that sending body mass index, or BMI, reports taken at school to parents is ineffective in improving student weight status.
Read More…