Can a Scale Solve Teen Obesity? Not So Fast

Brandy Cruthird, owner of Body by Brandy Fitness Studio for children in Roxbury, Mass., is no stranger to the power of the scale when it comes to obese teens. "There's an intimidation factor with scales," says Cruthird. "Kids who are overweight don't like to weigh themselves. I've seen kids run from the scale...I've seen kids cry." Recently, she says, one of her students pleaded, "Please don't put me on the scale," even though it was clear she had lost weight. Still, with rates of teen...Full Story
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