Bracing for BMI

May 2004
FoodService Director;5/15/2004, Vol. 17 Issue 5, p1
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Reports that Allentown School District in Pennsylvania has been taking measures to educate its community and provide better nutritional information for its students to help prepare for state-mandated body mass index (BMI) testing for grades K-12 by the end of a four-year period. Comments from Joanne Kinsey, director of child nutrition for the district; Problem faced by the district with its 2002 BMI test program; Objectives of the task force established in preparation for the BMI testing.


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