Upsetting “Fat Letters” can lead to bullying and privacy concerns

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KERO Bakersfield California reports about a Sacramento school district sending home “Fat Letters” to parents of “overweight kids”

Victor Lopez struggles with his weight, but thinks doctors, not schools, should address these issues. They interview Wykela Smith, a high school senior who says a letter that upsets people won’t make them want to lose weight. Sonja Jones, a mother says the schools aren’t nutritionists or doctors. The reporters mention that Massachusetts decided to stop sending the letters due to issues with bullying and privacy.

2016-02-12T00:34:10+00:00

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