Schools to Weigh Their Students Under Deakin University Proposal

Last week, the Global Obesity Centre at Deakin University proposed to a senate committee that children’s height and weight should be measured every two years at school as a way to map childhood obesity around Australia. The proposal generated public debate, with some arguing that such measurements would ‘fat shame’ and prompt mental health issues, while others see it as a proactive approach to Australia’s ongoing obesity and diabetes epidemic.

Health Sciences Professor Tim Olds joined Nathaniel on The Daily to weigh up the pros and cons of putting kids on the scales.

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