• yourjizzx cum
  • Blog

    As part of a major initiative for a healthier Michigan, Gov. Rick Snyder plans to have doctors collect BMI information about their patients under 18 and send the information sent to a state registry.

    .

    The Michigan Care Improvement Registry, which would keep the data sent from doctors, already collects information on how many children are immunized.  Julie Lumeng, a University of Michigan pediatrician, told the Associated Press that Michigan may be the “first state to require that children’s BMI ratings be included in a state registry."  Lumeng also said that this new policy would be beneficial because it puts a physician in the position to have a direct conversation with parents of children who may be obese or overweight.

    Snyder spokesperson Sara Wurfel said the BMI data collection would “help improve quality of care...by potentially catching it earlier and having a conversation about it.”

    Others, however, are skeptical. The new policy does not actually require doctors to discuss obesity with parents of children whose BMI is in the "danger zone," ABC News reported.
    The overall use of BMI is also questioned, as it is an obesity measure that some people, even pediatricians feel is oversimplified and misleading.

    Future body image issues are also an issue.  Kimberly Senior of Alanson feels that some young children may be sensitive to hearing that their body mass index is high, she told the Petoskey News.

    Arkansas enacted a similar policy in 2003, in which schools would measure student’s BMI and send home a report on their findings, complete with advice on how to maintain, lower or raise their child’s BMI. The policy was changed in 2007 to include fewer years of testing, and allowing parents the option to opt out of having their children measured.

    Home
    Agriculture
    Policy Briefs
    Current Issues
    National Context
    Interviews
    Blog
    Most Popular Posts
    Timeline
    Commerce & Regulation
    Policy Briefs
    Current Issues
    National Context
    Interviews
    Blog
    Most Popular Posts
    Timeline
    Criminal Justice
    Policy Briefs
    Current Issues
    National Context
    Interviews
    Blog
    Most Popular Posts
    In The Courts
    Timeline
    Employment
    Policy Briefs
    Current Issues
    National Context
    Interviews
    Blog
    Most Popular Posts
    Timeline
    Great Lakes & Recreation
    Policy Briefs
    Current Issues
    National Context
    Interviews
    Blog
    Most Popular Posts
    Timeline
    Energy and Environment
    Policy Briefs
    Current Issues
    National Context
    Interviews
    Blog
    Most Popular Posts
    Timeline
    Health Care
    Policy Briefs
    Current Issues
    National Context
    Interviews
    Blog
    Most Popular Posts
    Timeline
    K-12 Education
    Policy Briefs
    Current Issues
    National Context
    Interviews
    Blog
    Most Popular Posts
    Timeline
    Morality and Family
    Policy Briefs
    Current Issues
    National Context
    Interviews
    Blog
    Most Popular Posts
    Timeline
    Political Reform
    Policy Briefs
    Current Issues
    National Context
    Interviews
    Blog
    Most Popular Posts
    Timeline
    Social Services & Seniors
    Policy Briefs
    Current Issues
    National Context
    Interviews
    Blog
    Most Popular Posts
    Timeline
    State Budget
    Policy Briefs
    Current Issues
    National Context
    Interviews
    Blog
    Most Popular Posts
    Timeline
    Taxes
    Policy Briefs
    Current Issues
    National Context
    Interviews
    Blog
    Most Popular Posts
    Timeline
    Transportation
    Policy Briefs
    Current Issues
    National Context
    Interviews
    Blog
    Most Popular Posts
    Timeline
    Urban Affairs
    Policy Briefs
    Current Issues
    National Context
    Interviews
    Blog
    Most Popular Posts
    Timeline

    About Us

    The Michigan Policy Network is a student-led public education and research program to report and organize news and information about the political process surrounding Michigan state policy issues. It is run out of the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University, with participation by students from the College of Social Science, the College of Communication, and James Madison College. 

    Read more about us...

    Sponsors

    Michigan State University    Department of Political Science 
     College of Communication Arts & Sciences    James Madison College
     College of Social Science    University Outreach and Engagement

     

    The thoughts, opinions, and positions represented herein are solely those of the participating students and in no way represent an official position or policy recommendation of Michigan State University.

    Our sponsors...

    Meet your Policy Fellow: Leah Brynaert

    Leah Brynaert is Health Care Fellow & Correspondent for the Michigan Policy Network. She is a first-year student in Lyman Briggs College at MSU.