Saturday, April 18, 2009

Mass in Motion



Eat Better. Move More. Start Today.

The Massachusetts Public Health Council unanimously approved regulations recently that require public schools to send children's Body Mass Index measurements home to parents.

The new regulations, part of a larger statewide initiative called "Mass in Motion" that is designed to fight rising obesity rates, will have schools calculate students' heights and weights into a body mass index.

The results will be sent home to parents for students in first, fourth, seventh and 10th grades in a package explaining what they mean and how parents can best combat obesity.

Check out the Mass in Motion website for free materials and information on childhood obesity, moving, and nutrition.