Along with maths, English and geography, do you want a subject called “weight” on your kids’ report cards?
Hands up all those who, like me, shout, “No!”
The proposal from academic and medico David Penington that children’s weight should be recorded and then feature on school report cards is so boneheaded and wrong, I barely know where to begin.
How about we skip the “Night Before School Weigh-In” – accompanied by the sound of thousands of children regurgitating their dinner down the toilet after perusing websites on dieting, anorexia and bulimia.
And we don’t have to imagine the scenes at school the next day, because ...