School Weighs Daughter, Then Sends Mom A Letter About How To Change Her Size
Amanda Moss couldn’t believe the letter she received from her daughter’s school. Moreover, she couldn’t believe they gave it to her daughter, Kylee Moss, unsealed so that she could read it to.
The 7-year-old second grader was weighed and measured during physical education. Kylee stand at 3 feet 10 inches and weighs 54 pounds. Yet, the school deemed her overweight because she had a high BMI for her age.
They wrote down her weight and the weight she “should” be then gave her the letter to deliver to Amanda. Of course, Kylee read it and immediately felt insecure.
“She goes, ‘Does this mean I’m fat?’ and I said, ‘No, this does not mean you are fat,’” said Amanda.
Amanda was furious that the school was trying to change her daughter’s body and that they didn’t think to conceal the letter.
“She is tiny. She has no body fat at all,” said Amanda Moss.“They send home a piece of paper that says, ‘Here is a box. Your child doesn’t fit into it. Here is what you should do to fit into the box.’”
The superintendent says the school did not mean any ill will by sending home the letters to each student, but will take better steps to avoid causing self-esteem issues.
“Personal image is a big deal and if you are starting out a child at a very young age telling them they are overweight, it is a problem,” said Amanda Moss. “It is absolutely unacceptable.”