Just Say NO to Fat Shaming By Schools: Books Not BMI
When Lilly Grasso recently brought home a letter from her Naples, Fla., middle school, her mother, Kristen Grasso, became angry. The letter claimed that Lilly’s body mass index, or BMI, was 22 and she was at risk for being overweight. The 11-year-old star volleyball player carries 124 pounds on an athletic 5-foot-3 frame and eats healthy foods.“It says 'at risk,’ and then it tells you to go to their website, and when you do that, the ‘at risk’ then turns to ‘Lilly is overweight,’” Grasso said on TODAY. . . .