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‘It’s not our job to tell parents their child is overweight’

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Since moving to North America, I’ve realised just how overworked UK teachers and school administrators are. British teachers are expected to be curriculum experts, assessment wizards, nurses, nutritionists, and lead a whole host of extracurricular activities while triple-marking students’ work to boot.

A friend of mine in the UK received a letter home from her son’s school claiming that by an arbitrary BMI measurement, the boy is considered overweight. This child is active, happy, healthy, tall and fit and most certainly does not have a weight problem.

And aside from that, why does the ...

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