N.Y. Begins Tracking Obesity Levels in Some Schools

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - As New York students return to public schools this year, some will find themselves asked to step up to the scale. Legislation passed in 2007 goes into effect this month, requiring public schools outside of New York City to collect and report a summary of students' weights and body mass indexes as part of an effort to combat childhood obesity. "Whatever you can measure, you can improve," said Dr. Richard Daines, the state health commissioner. "By requiring...Full Story
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