Click below to read the executive summary of the conference entitled “Annual BMI Checks in Schools Workshop”.
The workshop was the third in a series facilitated by the Child Growth Foundation to inform policy makers on various aspects of childhood obesity . It was called to discuss a recommendation by the House of Commons Health Committee that the BMI of every UK child be assessed annually and the Government’s acceptance of that recommendation. In the context of an alleged increase in the numbers of overweight and obese British children, and the need to tackle the epidemic, was such a frequency feasible and desirable as a public health, clinical and/or educational measure.
The summary includes the outcome of votes on key questions such as:
The views of key speakers and participants including presentations are also contained in the executive summary.
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