Arkansas’ obesity report cards — letters sent to parents of overweight children — were controversial when the program started two years ago, reports the Boston Globe.
Plenty of parents weren’t happy. But a lot of them did something about it.
Suddenly there were more visits to the pediatrician for talks about weight problems. Fitness class attendance is up. Diet pill use by high-schoolers is down.
But the percentage of overweight students — 38 percent — hasn’t changed.