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Parents Object to School's Student Weigh-Ins

Phys-ed program that tracks junior high school kids’ weight



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    A plan to track junior high school students' weight has some Naperville parents up in arms.

    The fitness program asks students to weigh in and record their weight, prompting some Lincoln Junior High School parents to complain, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    The parents are worried that the program sends the wrong message and encourages eating disorders.

    School officials offered students the option of opting out of the program or weighing at home, but the parents believe it still makes the teens self-conscious.

    School officials say the program also factors in other measures of fitness besides weight and that the students are encouraged not to share their results with each other.