Mass. ends home letters on child's weight
Posted at: 10/16/2013 3:41 PM
| Updated at: 10/16/2013 3:45 PM
By: WNYT Staff
Massachusetts parents won't get letters about their kid's weight anymore.
The Massachusetts Public Health Council voted 10-1 to eliminate the practice on Wednesday.
Parents can still request information if they choose.
The council cites concerns over security and privacy, and says the letters had no affect on bringing obesity rates down.
Information will still be collected for students in 1st, 4th, 7th, and 10th grades, and provided in group form to the Department of Pubilc Health.