Nebraska schools are no longer required to measure students' BMI during health screenings

Bye-bye, BMI?

New state regulations will end a 2014 policy that required schools to calculate students’ body mass index, or BMI, part of a controversial screening that some complained was embarrassing and unnecessary.

Schools can now decide whether to measure a child’s BMI during routine health screenings. And if schools do decide to proceed, a simple note from Mom or Dad can opt kids out of the height and weight portion of the annual screenings.

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