Friday, January 29, 2010

Wife of N.H. Governor Backs Obesity Screening

The pediatrician wife of New Hampshire’s governor is backing legislation that would require the state’s schools to record children’s body mass index. Dr. Susan Lynch is a strong advocate for preventing and addressing childhood obesity, and says schools are a good place to screen children because not all have doctors to take the measurement. She believes that the measurement is more helpful than simply looking at a child’s weight to determine health risks of being under- or overweight.


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