School-Based BMI and Body Composition Screening and Parent Notification in California: Methods and Messages
Journal of School Health, 05/25/2012
Madsen KA et al. – In California, where body composition screening is required but parent notification is not, approximately half of school districts elect to notify parents of results, most commonly via letter. Most letters do not explain BMI or percent body fat scores, nor do they suggest what parents should do for a child identified as at–risk.