29 Nov 2019

Health: Body mass index for kids potentially harmful - research

From Checkpoint, 6:24 pm on 29 November 2019

Preschoolers are being wrongly labelled as overweight and obese, which could be setting them up for a fatter future.

New research published in the New Zealand Medical Journal criticises the use of the body mass index in Before School Checks as inaccurate and potentially harmful.

Harry Lock reports.