An 11-year old in Florida was sent home for being "fat." No, really, that's what the note said.

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BMI's are not accurate, but what BMI are they even looking at?!?!!!!!
5'3/5'4 and 127lbs is nowhere near "at risk" or overweight!
I'm a recovering anorexic and I lost my life to this illness (but was resuscitated) at age 13! I am now 27.
Everyone needs to fight back against these idiotic schools, they train our children to be their robots!

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I have been a trainer for over 26 years. I can tell you that BMI is one of the WORST measurements of health. This kid is clearly not overweight. My oldest son has his BMI tested by a doc his Freshman year and it came back OBESE. He had 12% body fat, was a starting lineman on his football team and ran 5 miles a day. That's NOT obesity. That's a muscular athlete. He's boy and it wrecked him for about a week.

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My daughter had one of these letters also, when she was in the 8th grade, she is 5' 5" and weighed 120 lbs, she did a lot of sports. When she brought the letter home she was in tears, She only wears size 4 cloths. Then came this stupid diet, and im fat, ive got to loose weight. Even now , and she is 20 now, all she says is im fat, ive got to loose weight, she now wears a size 0-2,and 5' 6' and 112 lbs, and it all started with that dam letter sent from school. And schools are meant to help you, not discriminate .

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SHE'S NOT FAT AND BMI TESTS ARE B.S. ANYWAY

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This is beyond ridiculous!!! I'm 14 weighing in at 130 at 5"6 it should not be considered fat! It breaks self esteem and confidence and maybe someone who got that letter is already being bullied they should not be sent out at all.

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This is beyond inappropriate. I'm a sophomore in high school, 5 foot 4, and I weight over 160 pounds. My doctor told me I'm fine with my weight. You do not tell a student, no matter the age, they they're 'fat' or overweight, unless it becomes a serious health issue, when the school officials in charge of the screenings should talk with the parents separately. You do not, do not, send the letter home with the student. Most kids are tempted and will look at the letter. And students, especially girls, take that stuff really hard. I would rather have a child who is a bit over weight than a child who is underweight.

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this is just ridiculous, i am 15 years old, 5'0 and 125 pounds, i'm probably overweight considering my height and i do competitive swim.
whatever, that school is just stupid.

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