Data Is Power: Michigan Fights Childhood Obesity by Tracking It

In an attempt to combat Michigan's childhood obesity epidemic, Gov. Rick Snyder announced today that the state would begin tracking kids' body mass index through the Michigan Care Improvement Registry. Although the policy would be one of the most extensive government anti-childhood obesity efforts, pediatricians were divided over whether it would have the desired impact. The tracking system would encourage pediatricians to calculate patients' BMI using height and weight measurements, and...Full Story
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