It is being proposed that in order to tackle the obesity epidemic in young children, it is necessary that school authorities take up some initiatives and determine the weight of the young students in their schools.
Researchers from Deakin University, Victoria, have published a research in the journal Pediatric Obesity, which has notified the role of school authorities to be played in obesity pandemic. It has been emphasized that weights of the students should be determined in regular intervals and their parents should be acknowledged of the health reports.
Moreover, researchers suggest the opt-out program, which would urge more number of schools to participate.
Further, Professor John Dixon from Melbourne's Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, highlighted that the initiative taken up would even help generate records, which would include details regarding the health of school children.
However, on the other hand, the proposal has been opposed, stating that it might not be in favor of some children, they might become victims of bullying, feel ashamed and some might even get disturbed and ultimately suffer depression.
Moreover, there is no use of such weight-ins, when food provided in canteens are not checked, they contain high calories, still are permitted in school canteens.
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