View Full Version : Government Seeks to Track Children's Body Mass

05-18-2010, 04:30 PM
Section 101 of the bill amends the Public Health Services Act by stating that health care providers must record the Body Mass Index of all children ages 2 through 18. “The provision relates to all children in states that accept grants under the bill,” a spokesperson for Rep. Kind told CNSNews.com. “However, it is important to note that no one is forced to come in for a doctor’s visit to get their BMI tested. BMI will be taken at times when the child makes an otherwise scheduled doctor’s visit.”

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05-18-2010, 05:21 PM
I wouldn't call that doublespeak. It clearly states that no one will be forced, if you don't want to then don't go and see the doctor.