School tries to encourage obese kids to lose weight
SOUTH CAROLINA — Parents are upset with one South Carolina school system for the way they tried to help encourage kids to lose weight.
The middle school did a health and body mass index on all of the kids and found 40 who were in danger of becoming obese.
They then called each kid into the cafeteria for a meeting about their weight but students quickly found out what the meeting was about.
"They weren't pulled individually, they were pulled in as a group, so everyone there knew who else was there, and by the time they were done and got to the next school period, it was labeled the fat meeting," said Cheasta Scheller, a parent of one of the students.
Parents understand what the school was trying to do. But they think they should offer a class for everyone.
The parents believe skinny kids are unhealthy too.