Primary Principal's Assn: Doubts NZ will follow England in weighing school children

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 22 Jun 2021, 9:03AM
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Primary Principal's Assn: Doubts NZ will follow England in weighing school children

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 22 Jun 2021, 9:03AM

Weighing children at school is not seen in this country as the answer to childhood obesity.

Schools in England have resumed weighing primary school pupils in order to highlight the risk of childhood obesity.

But Auckland Primary Principals' Association President Stephen Lethbridge doubts Kiwi schools will follow suit.

He told Mike Hosking primary schools don't want to stigmatise children.

“We’re pretty keen about getting kids to do the right thing. Healthy minds, kids feeling good, that makes for adults who have really good self-esteem.”

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