TEXAS legislature to decide whether to put your child's BMI on their - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 10 Old 01-20-2005, 08:18 PM - Thread Starter
 
dallaschildren's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 6,991
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
report card! WTH? You've got to be kidding me. I thought I was hearing things. What purpose will this serve exactly? This is wrong on so many levels. Can we please focus on legislature that MATTERS PLEASE?
dallaschildren is offline  
#2 of 10 Old 01-20-2005, 08:31 PM
 
Annoia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: H Town
Posts: 681
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
huh?

Is this Body Mass Index?

I know obesity amoung school children is an issue in Texas, but that sounds a bit odd...

Perhaps a better place to start would be the government food programs and the food served at the schools. Yuck and nasty! Although I am not a nutritionalist, it all just seems so unhealthy! Combine better food with parent and child education on health eating - that sounds like the way to go.

Wife, Mom, Health Services Researcher
Uno ('03) Dos ('08) and Tres (Aug '10)
Annoia is offline  
#3 of 10 Old 01-20-2005, 08:33 PM
 
mommytolittlelilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 522
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nope, nothing's that private anymore........
mommytolittlelilly is offline  
#4 of 10 Old 01-20-2005, 08:45 PM
 
chersolly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: On a DC-8 heading to Teegeeack
Posts: 7,368
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Intrusive much?
chersolly is offline  
#5 of 10 Old 01-20-2005, 09:19 PM - Thread Starter
 
dallaschildren's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 6,991
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by UmmIlyas
huh?

Is this Body Mass Index?

I know obesity amoung school children is an issue in Texas, but that sounds a bit odd...

Perhaps a better place to start would be the government food programs and the food served at the schools. Yuck and nasty! Although I am not a nutritionalist, it all just seems so unhealthy! Combine better food with parent and child education on health eating - that sounds like the way to go.
Yes! Body mass index on their report cards. Wow! ITA with initiating change by starting with the crap they call food FIRST and then improving "gym" class. I remember when we actually broke a sweat during gym class...anyone else?
dallaschildren is offline  
#6 of 10 Old 01-20-2005, 09:23 PM
 
EFmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 8,104
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I hope you Texas mamas let your legislator know what you think of this piece of stupidity.
EFmom is offline  
#7 of 10 Old 01-20-2005, 09:25 PM - Thread Starter
 
dallaschildren's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 6,991
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Here is the story:

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory...olitan/2998571

Some more thoughts...what about the fast food restaurants some campuses have? What about all of the vending machines with all of the sodas and snacks? This is just ass backwards if you ask me. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong.
dallaschildren is offline  
#8 of 10 Old 01-20-2005, 09:29 PM - Thread Starter
 
dallaschildren's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 6,991
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The poster Oohlalabags started a thread on this subject here already....sorry for the repeat mods....
dallaschildren is offline  
#9 of 10 Old 01-20-2005, 11:40 PM
 
melaniewb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Lost in the depths of grad school
Posts: 5,179
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wow, I'm just speechless over this stupidity.
melaniewb is offline  
#10 of 10 Old 01-21-2005, 12:14 AM
 
TiredX2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: it appears to be a handbasket
Posts: 20,475
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Here's another thread discussing it:

"ugh... has anyone heard about this?"
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=239138

 

 

TiredX2 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off