Feds To Weigh Kids In Daycare As Part Of Federal Healthy Kids Initiative

We can all agree that encouraging kids to be healthy is a good cause.  Where some of us disagree is in the difference between encouraging kids to be healthy…and using them as part of a government funded experiment.


Aside from assessing how healthy the food in daycare is, the USDA will also check the weight and height of roughly 3,000 children. “Children will be asked to cooperate with study staff who will weigh and measure them for the Standing Height and Weight Form,” the notice said.

The study is required by section 223 of Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, which was championed by Mrs. Obama and passed in 2010. The main aspect of the law implemented new standards for school lunches.

A lesser-known requirement of the law is the “Study on Nutrition and Wellness Quality in Childcare Settings (SNAQCS),” which the USDA announced Friday. The public will have 60 days to comment.

Help me out here…isn’t this what the left calls “fat shaming” and “body shaming?” Because as someone who was one of the overweight kids in schools, I know that I would have LOVED to be singled out like this from my classmates.

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