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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.

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