Democratic Senator Leticia Van de Putte has introduced a new bill into the state legislation that would require Texas school districts to include a BMI on each student’s report card.
I am all for this because I think the obesity problem for America starts at childhood and if we can catch it early we may be able to solve the problem. However, this legislation is not going to do everything. The real impact would be to do something about school lunches and force school districts to serve healthy foods, instead of letting the districts get their food from the lowest bidder. If we want our children to be healthy the schools have to take the initiative to stop trying to line their pockets with the money the receive from Coca-Cola and Frito-Lay and serve food that promotes healthy living.