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ERIC Number: EJ915162
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0268-1153
BMI Screening in Schools: Helpful or Harmful
Ikeda, Joanne P.; Crawford, Patricia B.; Woodward-Lopez, Gail
Health Education Research, v21 n6 p761-769 Dec 2006
This is a comprehensive review of policies and research regarding body mass index (BMI) screening in schools in the United Kingdom and the United States. Although there are potential benefits to conducting screenings in schools, there is also the potential to do harm to the children who are identified as overweight. School administrators need to consider a number of factors discussed in this article before making a decision about committing resources to BMI screening. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United States