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Education: Fat Kids In Denver Don’t Make The Grade

by | 12th, October 2007

“THE part that upset her the most as she started reading it, there it stated that she was overweight and she started to cry saying, ‘Mom, that school tells me I’m fat.’ So, it was very heart wrenching,” says Flaurette Martinez.

The tears may help Isabel lose any retained water, but the student at Centennial K-8 School, Denver, is not happy.

The young American has been sent home with a health notice approved by the Denver Public School District. It lists her height, weight and body mass index. Her status reports says “overweight.”

“My daughter is big boned,” says Martinez on 9News.

“If she would have dropped this letter, a student may have found it and may have exposed it to other students,” said Martinez. “Anything specific to the child should be mailed. It should not be given to the child.”

DPS explains: “The health of our students is very important to us and we wish to be part of the solution, given the nation’s childhood obesity epidemic.”

It can’t be too long before heavy-set children in the UK are being so measured.

One key benefit would be that the tabloid press will no longer have to illustrate obesity updates with a fat child (preferably northern and ginger) sat before her pile of supermarket own-brand fat.

And it will improve education. We will all know who is fat, for sure. But we sue for more. Instead of adding stars to grades to differentiate one A from another, pupils can have their BMI taken into consideration. The thin and bright will get the best university places and jobs and form Britian’s Re-Modelled Army.

The fat kids will be parred down and used for fuel…

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