Posts tagged "BMI"

Policy Point Wednesday: Measuring BMI at School

BMI can be an accurate predictor of health over a large population, but as I’ve previously written, it may not be a good indicator of individual health. Unfortunately, that’s not stopping many school districts from using it as part of their PE curriculum, sparking a cost vs benefit debate that has yet to be adequately... Read more »

Policy Point Wednesday: Maybe Obesity Isn't so Bad After All...

For those of you who’ve followed me from Blogger, you know I write about my concerns regarding use of BMI to measure an individual’s health…a LOT. However, a new study just released this month confirms what I’ve been writing about – notions of an “unhealthy weight” may be seriously off-kilter. This study shows that people with a... Read more »