Children need to be weighed at school to help tackle New Zealand's spiralling obesity and diabetes rates, an expert says.
I hope they didn't pay the expert too much because he's clearly an idiot. Weighing kids is like microchipping dogs, it doesn’t actually fix the problem. Here's the scenario from the point of view of the already overworked, under paid and under resourced teacher:
Step on the Scales son. Right. It's confirmed. You're a fat little shit. Now what do we do?
A real expert would know that a fat kid is fairly easy to spot without scales and suggest 3 simple remedies that might get the ball shaped child moving.
1: Ride your bike or walk to school.
2: Play weekend sport.
3: Take away the TV / Xbox / Computer and make them go outside and play and have friends.
The same applies to adults by the way, although if you're fat and offended right now, ask yourself if you're happy with your body and physical capabilities. If you are, great! Do whatever you want but ONLY if you're happy. That's what being an adult is about. Unfortunately, we don't want the fat kid to end up like you.
Remember though, fatties are people too with feelings, hopes, dreams, love to give and receive and contributions to make. They just need to be encouraged to eat less and move more.