1 vote

Michigan Republican Gov Rick Snyder to require BMI reports on kids

The Associated Press has learned that Republican Gov. Rick Snyder plans to direct doctors in Michigan to begin monitoring the body weight of their young patients and provide the data to a new state registry in what would be one of the most extensive government efforts to address pediatric obesity.

Snyder spokeswoman Sara Wurfel tells the AP that the move would help track the state's growing obesity problem while opening the way for doctors to be more proactive in offering advice.

Read more