Body mass index measurement in schools.

  title={Body mass index measurement in schools.},
  author={Allison J. Nihiser and Sarah M. Lee and Howell Wechsler and Mary McKenna and Erica C Odom and Chris M Reinold and Diane B Thompson and Larry Grummer-Strawn},
  journal={The Journal of school health},
  volume={77 10},
  pages={651-71; quiz 722-4}
BACKGROUND School-based body mass index (BMI) measurement has attracted much attention across the nation from researchers, school officials, legislators, and the media as a potential approach to address obesity among youth. METHODS An expert panel, convened by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2005, reviewed and provided expertise on an earlier version of this article. The panel comprised experts in public health, education, school counseling, school medical care, and a… CONTINUE READING


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