F.E.A.S.T. Board Supports E.D.C. Talking Points on Mandatory BMI Reporting in Schools


The F.E.A.S.T. Board of Directors voted this week to state our support for the Eating Disorder Coalition‘s recent publication:

We Urge You To Oppose Mandatory BMI Reporting In The Schools

The talking points state that these school screenings:

  • Lack a research basis
  • Duplicate health measurements best pursued in the context of a physician’s care
  • Lack meaningful follow-up
  • Could do harm
  • Could initiate unhealthy eating and activity associated with the development of an eating disorder
  • Could encourage bullying and teasing

F.E.A.S.T. calls on parents to educate themselves about these programs and speak up to school officials about these well-meaning but potentially harmful initiatives.