Every year, the Body Mass Index (BMI) of thousands of New York City school children is measured and reported through the Fitnessgram.
We created a pamphlet
The Truth about the Fitnessgram
To inform educators and parents about the drawbacks of the Fitnessgram
To provide other, healthier ways to talk to children about their bodies
The BMI not only unscientific but also harmful
School reported BMI creates a breeding ground for disordered eating, body insecurity and bullying
The risks and emotional harm that BMI testing in schools cause are greater than the benefits
Schools should be safe spaces for children, not institutions that police their bodies
WANT TO TAKE ACTION?
WANT TO INFORM YOUR COMMUNITY?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get your hands on pamphlets or to have us come to your school!