Posts Tagged ‘BMI screening’

Obesity Screening in School: Can We Please Stop Now?

March 27, 2021 — In the new issue of Childhood Obesity, Sarah Armstrong and Ted Kyle tell us the time has come to stop screening for obesity in school. The reason is simple. This screening harms children, but offers them no benefit. Telling a child or the child’s parent they are fat doesn’t help. It does nothing for their […]

Making Frenemies with Childhood Obesity

July 9, 2017 — Wonder blob. Lindsay Averill received that nickname from middle school frenemies. They even made up a little song about it. Averill, now a women’s studies scholar and activist, has grown to be a closer friend with the woman who made up that song. And new research tells us that her experience is pretty common.  Having […]

Does Routine Childhood BMI Screening Help or Hurt?

September 14, 2016 — A new study in Pediatrics raises a critical question. Do the current guidelines for routine childhood BMI screening and counseling help more than they hurt? Leslie Sim and colleagues conducted a meta-analysis of BMI screening and counseling in pediatric primary care. Their analysis of ten randomized  controlled trials and two quasi-experiments found little effect on BMI […]