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Some kid's have multiple report cards to keep up with

Middle schooler Lucy Williams has multiple report cards to worry about:
The one concerning her academic grades and one concerning her weight.

I'm insecure 'cause I'm taller than a lot of girls in my school.  And I'm also bigger
Schools in 19 states from Arkansas to Illinois take part in the initiative, measuring  students at annual weigh-ins then sending reports home to parents indicating whether a child is in the healthy zone  or the ' danger' zone.
   
Pediatricians say BMI readings are helpful in combating childhood obesity.
But some worry the readings do more harm than good.

It really doesn't do much for people except for make them more insecure about themselves

It's the best means we have to determine whether a child's weight is healthy or unhealthy.

These tests can potentially trigger an eating disorder.
The figures are daunting. More than 40 percent of nine and ten year old girls have already been on a diet.
   
And as many as 60% of *all* six to twelve year olds are worried about their weight.