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Not a bully, but a school is telling their kids they are overweight

Posted at 4:02 AM, May 27, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-27 04:02:54-04

One mother in New York isn’t happy with the idea her daughter is being called overweight. That’s because she only weighs 66 pounds.

A recent school program in New York weighed and measured students in order to find their BMI or Body Mass Index. It’s a popular method used to compare your height to your weight.

But when Gwendolyn Williams stepped on the scales at Four foot one inch and 66 pounds, she was told she needed to lose weight.

Her mother criticized the approach, but the New York City Department of Education says the tests are just part of a larger approach to keep kids and their families healthy.