NY Schools Monitor Fat Kids…Even at Home


Some New-York schools have decided to strap fat kids with devices that monitor them 24/7. The device collects all kinds of information from the students and sends them to a database that can be consulted by school officials and such. This was apparently done without the parent’s consent and represents an unprecedented intrusion in student’s private lives. Some might say “Well its in an effort to fight obesity and blah blah blah”. I say: 1- Its mostly an effort to make money for the company that makes these things 2- these kinds of privacy violations are always “justified” by a bogus “good cause” and 3- Why don’t we monitor the fat teachers at the school too? And the fat principal? And the fat lunch lady? And the kids’ fat parents? You see where that could lead. Here’s an article from the NY Post.

Schools ‘spy’ on fat kids

TOO FAR, TOO FAST? School aide records a student’s heart rate.
Big Brother is joining the battle of the bulge.

A group of Long Island students will soon be wearing controversial electronic monitors that allow school officials to track their physical activity around the clock.

The athletics chair for the Bay Shore schools ordered 10 Polar Active monitors, at $90 a pop, for use starting this spring. The wristwatchlike devices count heartbeats, detect motion and even track students’ sleeping habits in a bid to combat obesity.

The information is displayed on a color-coded screen and gets transmitted to a password-protected Web site that students and educators can access.

The devices are already in use in school districts in St. Louis and South Orange, NJ — and have raised privacy concerns among some parents and observers.

But Ted Nagengast, the Bay Shore athletics chair, said, “It’s a great reinforcement in fighting the obesity epidemic. It tells kids, in real time, ‘Am I active? Am I not active?’ We want to give kids the opportunity to become active.”

The monitors are distributed by Polar Electro, of Lake Success, LI, the US division of a Finland firm.

In the South Orange-Maplewood School District, where earlier versions of the devices have been used for two years, upper-grade students’ marks in phys ed are based in part on heart-rate monitors and activity sensors.

Teachers use hand-held computers to collect data from each student’s wrist monitor during class, then upload the information to the school computer system for storage and long-term tracking.

But privacy advocates and parents worry that schools are using electronic monitors in phys ed without families’ knowledge or consent.

“I didn’t even know it was going on, and I’m active in the school,” said Beth Huebner, of St. Louis.

Her son, a fourth-grader, wore a Polar Active monitor in class without her OK last fall at Ross Elementary School.

“We have gotten no information about the Web-site security or where the data will go,” Huebner said.

“When you get into monitoring people’s biological vital signs, that’s a pretty intrusive measurement,” said Jay Stanley, of the American Civil Liberties Union. “There are key privacy interests at play.”

At the very least, says Stanley, parents must have a say in how long the data will be stored and who will have access to it and schools must obtain parents’ consent.

“A program like this should only be voluntary. Nobody should be forced to reveal biological indicators,” he said.

“It’s all about secondary use,” said Virginia Rezmierski, an expert on information technology and privacy at the University of Michigan.

“Does the data pass along with the child from school to school? When will insurance companies want to get access to it? Will a school want to medicate a child that the monitor identifies as hyperactive? It’s potentially very dangerous ground.”

– Source: NY Post

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Im so glad I was homeschooled.Its bad enough I hear about school shootings,fights,and r**e but this takes the cake with extra frosting!Lol All kidding aside,This is Insulting and utterly stupid to even have something like this in schools.Its just another scam to get all of the kids fat so they can spy on all of the children and parents.It wont be too long until all ages of people,races and body types have these "healthy wristbands monitors"

that's discusting. the goverment is to blame for obesity in the first place. this has to stop.

I know this is just not rght. I mean I have a kid who is very active but tends to be a few pounds over. The other day the state sent home a letter stating that she has to lose a lot of weight by exercising and maintaining a healthy diet. But If you ask her what her favorite sweet is she would say: strawberry. aNd that is probably the most sugary thing in the house!!!!

Right now its monitor the fat kids, next it will be monitor the parents of the fat kids, then monitor the kids who are borderline to make sure they don't get fat, then monitor the skinny kids to make sure they stay on the right track, eventually we will all be forced to be monitored because as you all know the US is the most obese country. So we will all be apart of "PROJECT SLIM DOWN". Now thats just a pretty way of saying WE GOT YOU!! I know and see everything you do!! between these monitoring systems and the cell phones we carry nothing is private!! Now we have arrived!! Im just saying….take a stand and stop it before this goes to far!! My children are far from being overweight but even if they were as a parent i would be damed if you feel like you can… Read more »
When i was a kid i ate everything, the difference was we played outside, we were more active, nowadays everyone is afraid of everything and its easier to leave your kid in front of the tv and computer (which is more dangerous than playing outside). I agree that schools should have better food if they want to "help" kids grow healthier. This monitor crap is not going to help anything, a person knows if they are active or not, people are not that dumb, and its a big violation of everyones rights, its my kid, you are not gonna use him or her as a lab rat and not ask for my permition. It doesnt even make any sense these monitors. The only advice i can think of is talk to your kids, asked them what are they doing in school and if you notice something strange (like these stupid… Read more »

And this is why we homeschool…Although…

I received an email through a homeschool group that was in regards to a local university conducting "tests" on kids ages 8-12 that monitored their physical activity. After your child completes the program they get a t-shirt!

Just making it clear that the homeschool community, our children, are not immune to this nonsense. Uncle Sam/the elite/illuminati or whatever you want to refer to it as, their job is to infiltrate everyone in society…violate ALL people's rights and liberties no matter what color, creed, religion or status. No one is immune to their trickery. Protect your family at all costs. It is about obeying Yahuah (god, elohim) law…the Torah….give Ceasar what Ceasar is due…many misinterpret that…it was a parable…Ceasar was due nothing!

I've already went from a statement to a rant…sorry…but you get the point.

OSTENSIBLY, this is all about health and well-being and saving health-care dollars down the road. Michelle's Big Cause as FLOTUS (Obama is stick-thin, and MO has publicly chastised Malia for her weight. Those duaghters are pre-anorexic, but I digress….) in order somehow to reduce HC premiums for all of us, as if Big Pharma and Big Insurance would allow that. HOWEVER, the electronic monitoring AND RECORDING of the very heart-beats of children is not for their helath, though public-school teachers and administrators may be duped (and/or paid) into thinking so. Such recording of bodily functions is but a pre-cursor to the true goal of The State: Complete Knowledge of Every Citizen. TPTB now videotape us everywhere (and have you seen the Florida "We're Watching You" vehicles?); monitor our store purchases; track us with GPS systems in cars and phones; read our e-mails and everything else computer-related (*waves to govt lackeys!*);… Read more »

funny thing about schools, I'm not sure if this is related in any way but my daughter brought home a paper asking parents to provide them with the numbers of our Grocery Store Bonus Cards. Students had no idea what for, nor did the paper explain why they needed it. I thought it was kind of fishy for them just to ask for that out of the blue. What reason would that be for? None of the parents at her school submitted the numbers

The 'Health Matrix' – lovely 🙁

So let me get this right…this school spent $900 on these things instead of checking what kind of food that they serve to the children in the cafeteria? Where did this money come from to pay for these and ethically I have a problem with the parents not even being notified. Obesity has its origins in a number of factors: genetics, environment, always eating fast food, etc. Ozymandias, let me say to you that this isn't a simple pedometer. These readings get uploaded to a secure database that is monitored by whom? This isn't like a pedometer that I can run out and buy now and measure my footsteps. I mean, no one is monitoring me and it's only by my consent and not someone making the decision for me. They are children and their parents should have been notified and had the option to opt out if need be.… Read more »

this is outrageously ridiculous… I when I wAs younger i was a wouldn't say fat but overweight kid, but when I grew up and went to middle and high school I participated in sports and lost a substatial amount of weight(also worked hard labor with my family to support ourselves underneath the scorchering hot texas sun). After I lost so much weight people started viewing me as anorexic. You can't please everyone. I mean let the kids decide for themselves what they truely want for their lives. When their older they will realize that they have to change their lives for the better. and if they don't choose to go that route then let them live the way they deem happy.

Government should NOT have any say in how parents raise their kids… Unless the child is being abused I say f**k off.

This sounds like a simple pedometer, blown up with unreasonable scare tactics. A pedometer simply measures the number of steps a person takes in a day, and therefore the number of calories burnt by walking. These are used by the overweight to monitor their exercise and eating habits. If a child is overweight, I see no reason why a school shouldn't offer support. These are not mysterious "devices" that collect "all kinds of information". The tone of this article is jarring in that it supposes that the public school system is an evil operation that seeks to control the public with strategic use of learning and growing. Education is so important to maintain a well-informed public, and a well informed public is something I know everyone on this site can agree is crucial. Without information, we develop superstition and paranoia. This article, however, is a promoter of both superstition, and… Read more »

Pedometers can be notoriously inaccurate: they can both be faked to say more, and worn to show less than the "REAL" number of steps taken.

But like Godgifted said: where IS that info going? And WHAT are the monitors going to do with it?

Dear dear dear, I fear what the illuminati will do with the secret knowledge that Mikey took 300 steps today. I am getting increasingly disappointed with this website. I used to find real issues here, but as of recent the articles have been slipping into paranoia territory. And the worst part is that the paranoid articles threaten the legitimacy of the real articles on this site.

The only way to fight obesity is to change today's parents or at least some of them who neglect their children in a way that they don't spend as much time with them as they could and this can finally lead to obesity or even more serious emotional problems. Today's parents simply don't realize that children need to interact and cooperate with others in order to develop healthy relationships later in life. That's why I visited as many baby-centers in Toronto as possible when my children were born. I discovered a number of funny ways to build a strong relationship and I always try to spend as much of my free time as possible with them to avoid similar problems in their adolescence.

Thtta is really wrong and messed up … And yet I wish someone would have interfiered with mi weight problems at that age … I WILL NOT SUPPORT IT AT ALL but it would have saved me soooo much problem.s

This information is absolutely false. The source is the NY post which is not known to be a hotbed of facts. Here are the facts: The devices are only used with parental consent and only with volunteer students. No one is forced to wear them. No one has to wear them at night. They are educational tools for student who are interested to personally know how active they are. Just like a text book, a student signs one out and then brings it back to the school after use with all their personal information cleared. No information is downloaded, stored or recorded at all by anyone at the school. Before you publish things, check your facts.

Are you also claiming that the school mentioned is not grading Phys Ed based on monitored heart-rates instead of observable skills?

That may indeed be true.

That doesn't change these facts:

1) Voluntary "studies" like this one often become mandatory later. (a few years ago, there was discussion of new cars being equipped, eventually by law, with sensors to detect driving habits. The sponsors? Insurance companies. This was in mainstream, and more "reliable" press than the NY Post. No laws have happened to implement this, but those sensors were billed as "just for informational purposes." I strongly suspect the idea is still kicking around still.)

2)Information collected from such studies are almost always used to shape some kind of policy, and often use for much more nefarious purposes later. Advertisers, dictatorships, and totalitarian cultures are extremely fond of charting the habits and trends of populations. It make it a lot easier to sell to, or subjugate more people.

Dear Vigilant, I want to thank you for helping me see things in a different angle. About shading light on what is in the dark and hidden. For helping us understand things that maybe few like me found weird in the entertainment industry and how one thing correlates with the other and make it part of the “big bang” per say (part of a bigger plan) the Elite has for this World. I read your article few weeks ago how the US is trying to do what China and other tyrant countries due with their citizens about controlling the masses thru passing bills and laws that have a hidden agenda but are camouflaged/disguised under a totally different purpose. As I read the news I know link the things you have help brought to light about the Elite and New World Order taking place and moving the pieces as if it’s… Read more »
You know, I used to find intelligent discussion on the comments. But now even the majority of the comments are propaganda and idiocy shining through themselves. Anyways. This has nothing to do with fighting obesity. They want people to be obese. Fat people eat more (spend more money on crap food) and have more health issues (they'll die off easier to decrease the population). These devices are simply to humiliate children thus screwing with their psyche, and also start getting children used to the idea of being monitored and watched 24/7. Maybe if the parents decided to cook more rather than run to WalMart and buy a quick frozen dinner, childhood obesity wouldn't even be such a problem. This society seems to be incapable of raising children anymore. In some ways, because of that, I almost support eugenics and reproductive discrimination. Flame me, yell at me, reply with all the… Read more »

i know this is from a long time ago but in doing some research i stumbled across this article and the fact that you another sheep in the flock and they have you right where they want you doucher

Lol, if anyone will bother to read this at this point… I will repeat, "You know, I used to find intelligent discussion on the comments."

Born with a silver spoon in my mouth? Lol. Yeah. Right. That's why I'm busting my butt as a waitress to put myself through school while living with my mom who's struggling more than I am.

I can't support kids, I'm well aware of that. The 19 year old host thats 8 months pregnant with no plan and no money isn't. Nor is the 21 year old alcoholic server that just popped her first kid. This is what I mean by society being incapable and me, in some ways, supporting eugenics. But jump to assumptions and think that I'm a selfish arrogant brat who thinks I'm better than everyone. Its alright, I'm not offended, amused at the ignorance if anything.

Thanks for the rebuttles and laughs 🙂

I meant 2 does not mean "to" or "too."

And while we're at it, the correct spelling is PEOPLE.

And you may not be aware of this sexyaries, but the general rule is that you capitalize the first letter at the beginning of any sentence. You sound like a 12 year old doofus boy and you say you are a mother. That seriously terrifies me.

Like Zaphiro said, you have a right to have your own opinion… As well as have it challenged once you express it. While I think it is irresponsible to feed kids a steady stream of junk food: 1) most food that costs less than $1/pound IS junk food, including the veggies, fruits, and "lean meats" so scrupulously prescribed by all the health gurus. (see VC's multiple articles about the junk put into "normal" foods) 2) more than one serving of "organic" food per shopping trip is often outside the budget of averagely paid Americans. (folks in my area joke that the real name of Whole Foods should be Whole Paycheck, but some still try to go when they can) 3) people's (kids AND adults) schedules are such that actually cooking a homemade meal without the pre-proccessed "time saving" ingredients is very close to impossible, unless you want to make yourself… Read more »

I agree 100%…I'm a single parent with 1 child..and there r times when I'm 2 tired 2 stay up all night trying 2 cook the most perfect organic meal ever, and I also don't have 100 bucks a night 2 shell out on it..I notice comments like that come from ppl who were born wit a silver spoon organic food in their mouth, or dosent have 2 work, live in a white picket fence..everybody can't do the same as you..and it dosent make ppl idiots or lazy or anything (some are of course) but don't assume thy all are.

since when do you think you have the right to tell people how to live?


I respect your opinion, everyone is entitle to an opinion even if may offend some or many.

The World is not meant to be perfect and things happen for a reason, whether we like it or not that’s its all part of Gods plan.

Obviously if you lean towards Eugenics and etc, it makes you as evil as the Elite and.

Question? Are you perfect? Maybe your in shape, have a career and can support 3 or more kids or maybe you’re just in high school being fed with a silver spoon??? We will never know but one thing for sure is that you are not perfect. You have low morals for believing and talking as if your some genius with the solution to problem that has many problems within itself.

Exxxxactly…its so easy 4 ppl 2 judge others..sorry if sum ppl can't spend 500 bucks a meal

Yep Kristina. Please more comments from you. I love them.

So what about the skinny kids who are also inactive? aren't they a health risk? thiis is just another way to track humans, fat kids are the test dumbies… next, the vchip

That's it. I'm home-schooling.

It's to help them avoid getting diabeetus.

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If this becomes acceptable practice I can see a hypothetical situation:

A person wants to get life insurance but is refused because according to data collected on the person, he or she has not exercized enough and poses a health risk. This could be applied to a person being refused for a job because the other day, on the news, people were debating wether people should be tested for nicotine before being accepted for a job.

I also see a possibility of this pushing an agenda for mandatory exercize for everyone in order to access healthcare, jobs, or other benefits. It could be another excuse to put more kids in foster care to further destroy the family unit.

Although exercize is a good thing, government getting involved in every facet of your existence is not.

That is SICK. It's even worse than the microchips they put in dogs and cats. This is what you call dictatorship. Shaming children into losing weight is going to do nothing but cause them psychological problems. What a breach of privacy and human rights! This is not the way to go!

This is all too appalling. I would not permit this in my household either. Luckily, my daughter is only a toddler and I have a little more time to decide how we will conduct her schooling, but I am SERIOUSLY considering a homeschooling program through a charter school. A friend has sent me information and a contact and her son loves it. Definitely a real consideration……….public school has SO many things wrong with it these days.

Ok so why don't they fix the problem at the core instead of violating one's privacy? Oh that's right, because we are all supposed to be stupid and turn a blind eye to anything they do to "better us". Let my child (well my niece) come home with one of those things on, they'll be ninety bucks short and she won't be going back to public school.

The f**k is this o_o ?!? -_-

Um.. I'm sorry but since when do kids need a device like the above mentioned to let them know if they are "being active or not active"…? Am I the only one who thinks that guys an effin moron!? I think I'd know if I'm sitting on my ass all day eating sticks of butter isntead of playing on the monkey bars….Jeez…the stupid things these people say…makes me want to throw my next turkey leg at his head.

Yup it's the same thing at my school. they do that to all my first period p.e.

As soon as a kid walked in my front door with that piece of crap on, it would be ripped from their arm and stomped into pieces. To hell with their $90 a pop. This is total bullsh*t and any parent that allows in into their house is a complete and total moron and sheeple.

This is just the beginning. First it's the fat kids. Then they'd start tagging the hyperactive ones, the expressive ones, the immigrants, the mexicans, the blacks, the asians, etc … and before you know it, everyone. The tags or monitors will be mandatory in schools and govt offices. It'd be inside ur phones and ID cards and credit cards and you won't even know it. Refer to 1984, the book.

yes, there's some unholy alliance between the pharmaceuticals, psychiatry and the Illuminati.

The future is very scary indeed.

I usually never comment on these articles, but when I saw the black girl in the picture being used as an example of a "fat kid" I was appalled. They want everyone to be sticks now?

Whoever allows this s**t should be punished.

Whatever happened to "freedom of thought and expression" ?

Many people are hypocrites nowadays, living in a freedom-respecting nation and then turn around and violate the principle. Sad and pathetic.

There is an interesting documentary called "Fat Head", basically it challenges Morgan Spurlocks film "Supersize Me", suggesting that fatty foods are not the root of evil, but sugar and starches are. Now, don't get me wrong, there are many fatty foods (mainly artificial junk and stuff loaded with trans fats) out there that are horrible for you. But our body DOES need fat (even saturated fat) to function, our brains needs it to function adequately, and so do many other parts of our body. The documentary links the rise in obesity, diabetes, and even depression to not getting enough fats and proteins in our diets, and before you call that idea crazy, think about how the media (one of the roots of brain washing in this country) tries to convince us to eat: Low fat and high starch. If you look at our food pyramid, which group of foods are… Read more »
You know, I think you may have a point. There are vitamins that the body cannot digest unless one ingests fat. The fat-soluble vitamins are necessary for proper nerve and BRAIN function. After years of watching what we eat, paring this and that out of our diets, and still remaining "fluffy," my husband and I looked up our types on the "blood type diet." Turns out, we're both designed, as I'm starting to realize most humans are, to subsist on fruits, veg and protein. The grains/carbs, being added so many eons later, are pretty much superfluous. More and more people are being diagnosed w/ gluten (wheat protein) intolerance, from mild to debilitating and life-threatening conditions such as Crohne's disease. One thing I've noticed while trying to shop gluten-free: almost every food in the store has gluten in it. Not just pastries, cookies, crackers, cereals, etc. where you expect to find… Read more »

Food Inc is a really good documentary. Definitely a must see.

While we're on the subject, one thing that really irritates me is how people use the BMI.

The common usage is:

If you are obese then you will have a high BMI. You have a high BMI, therefore you're obese.

It is just another example of how stupid the population is becoming. This logic does not work the other way and it is the classic logical fallacy of affirming the consequent. Otherwise know as a converse error. A high BMI does not in anyway indicate that you are obese. Hence, this is why so many fit people show up as obese.

If they're going to all the trouble to do this they should at least design the experiment correctly. Rule number one is that you need a control group. Give half of the "fat" kids the monitors and give the other half to "fit" kids. Also, they should at least try to balance gender and extra-curricular activities in both arms of the study. Wouldn't it be something if the "fat" kids did the same amount of activity as "fit" kids?

The only cure for obesity is to increase your activity and decrease your caloric intake.

The problem with guidelines like this is who gets to decide where the "line" is. Like many people already said, the female in the picture really does not look fat. Are they using the weight/height charts? BMI? Something new? Even with the latest science, there is always some chance that the scientists didn't take into some consideration some OTHER factor. And also, like others have implied: WHAT'S WRONG WITH FAT PEOPLE? Folks may not like it, and it may not be "healthy" (also subject to debate), but is there some latent fear Fat Folks are going to terrorize the nation with ice cream spoons & doritos? Aren't these the same folks (or close relatives of them) that are always telling us that "if we don't like what we see (i.e. media, games, other peoples morals), we should mind our own business, and stop looking at them? I heard a quote… Read more »

What's wrong with being fat? Obesity upsets the metabolic imbalance and the fat cells don't respond to insulin. Why do you think fat people are prone to diabetes 2, edema, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, some forms of cancer, heart attacks, knackered knee caps, backaches, skin tags, low energy etc. And the list goes on.

I cannot believe all the stupid things that are being invented and all the stupid decisions and events going on worldwide, on a daily basis, every second.

So much stupidity… there's simply no way people aren't being trolled and provoked on purpose by the clowns that come up with all this sh*t.

I mean okay, wow, let's go with this! The device is just so amazing!!!!!! So useful!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! It makes so much sense!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Incredible and magnificent!!!

No. I roll my eyes and shake my head at this mess.

how about we hook up fat people to devices such as treadmills and stair-climbers that create electricity for skinny people to use to power their electronics.

So ridiculous, and the line about this thing helping kids figure out whether they are active or not is soo stupid it's kinda funny. Who writes that nonsense and exactly how dumb do they think their readers are–that's scarey too.

Another thing: Yesterday we heard on the news that Europe wants to store all the social network data to track down terrorists. I was like; this is exactly what VC predicted that would happen, terrorist as an excuse for tracking us. And my bf only laughed when I told him ….

Obesity will never be properly addressed or dealt with if the food additives, preservatives and fillers that make up the processed diet are not….and they won't be if I had to guess.

“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.”

Thomas Jefferson

They never will be, because they are big business, powerful people get the government subsidies for corn and powerful food companies use transfats because it gives their slop a longer shelf life. And we all know that business is more important than our health, our lives or the only planet we have. The only way to stop it to stop buying that crap. Falling sales is the only thing they'd ever listen to.

I completely agree Ralphster. The only processed food we buy, besides organic cereal, is some canned vegetables and beans. I have a closet in the basement with about 20 gallons of water and a few cases of canned foods. On a daily basis, we make eat fresh or frozen vegetables ….always fresh fruit. I can my own tomatoes and grow and freeze my own bell peppers and zucchini……………..just looking at a label on a box of food……I can't translate it. Sick. If everyone stopped buying this poison and started demanding less processed foods, maybe they would start making something slightly more acceptable.

Just another step toward criminalizing fat people – tag 'em like parolees or animals and monitor their every move. If you have a weight problem in America, apparently you are a non-person who has no rights. Does it never occur to anyone that perhaps this intrusive dehumanizing is exactly why people manifest eating disorders to try to have some control, and it's just making it worse? Duh.

Ralphster says: January 17, 2012 at 2:09 pm "Just another step toward criminalizing fat people – tag ‘em like parolees or animals and monitor their every move. If you have a weight problem in America, apparently you are a non-person who has no rights. Does it never occur to anyone that perhaps this intrusive dehumanizing is exactly why people manifest eating disorders to try to have some control, and it’s just making it worse? Duh." Having had an eating disorder (actually three of the most commonly at different times in my life, anorexia, bullemia, and binge eating disorder), I can say that eating is ABSOLUTELY a means of feeling you are in control, though for me it was an emotional thing, I was severely abused as a child by my neighbor, physically, emotionally, and sexually, as well as being yelled and screamed at by my father, and my brother beating… Read more »

they are preparing us for the future.

Just another way to get children into the system. As if scanning the thumb in the lunch line wasn't enough. Which probably wasn't bc I'm sure alot of parents diagreed so had to cum up wit another way. This would more than likely fail as well, especially when parents find out.

that's a good thing.

I am absolutely disturbed by something so ridiculous as this. I remember thinking public schools were getting worse, but damn, this is a new one. Also, if you want to fix childhood obesity, then you should probably take pizza of the list of vegetables!

Exactly – I'd love to know what they serve in their school cafeteria.

Chicken nuggets, fish fingers, french fries, pizza, sausages, desserts etc. They have some fruit as well but which kid would prefer an apple instead of chocolate cake?

beware of this technology, it sounds like a way to monitor humans like tagging animals in the wild or cattle on a farm to make sure they're in their boundaries. do we really need a monitor to tell if we are active or not? if we're sitting we're not active, if we're walking, we're active, it's a no brainer. and the kid in the photo does not look obese in the least bit. I remember watching something about FEMA having death trains to go to American Concentration Camps. is this the next step? it was said that the humans on the train would be packed in there and chained like cattle. is this the next step for the Elite in making sure they match the mold of the perfect human? conform or get rid of them. Remember the Georgia Guidestones my friends: Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with… Read more »

Public school = Juvenile prison

Poor education, drugged students, metal detectors, cameras, student searches, etc.


"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. ~Mark Twain"

Without parents' consent!!!

I don't care what "battle" or "good cause" they're doing this for, it's just WRONG!

And speaking as a fat person I'll be damned if my privacy is invaded because of my weight. Some one's weight is not an indicator of good or bad health, seriously! I am a pescatarian, walk every where, don't smoke or drink, or eat processed foods/fast foods, no pop… my blood pressure is good, no diabetes, etc. So to look at my body and just ASSUME you can tell my health is RIDICULOUS. And the fact that they are monitoring CHILDREN is insane. Just crazy. And the parents are unaware?

TPTB will find ANY reason to validate their intruding on our privacy and violating us of our rights. It's our privilege and right and maybe even duty to speak up against all of it.

/rant over

the girl in the picture doesnt even look obese to me….

Yeah! I thought so too…looks like a relatively fit high school student to me…

I agree. She doesn't look overweight at all. And the "charts" are extremely ridiculous as it is. When I was 126lbs…I was considered overweight by the BMI charts, now granted I am only 4'11"….but still, I was a size 6.

Makes one wonder what they mean by "thin." (makes ME wonder, anyway…)

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