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The Student Body (2016)

TV-G | | Documentary, Drama | 1 August 2016 (USA)
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When a brave high school student takes a stand against state-mandated BMI tests of her peers, she finds herself in the middle of a heated national controversy, sparking a battle of wills between herself and government officials.

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In an effort to address the obesity epidemic, notification letters are being sent to students whose body mass do not fall within a narrow range deemed "acceptable" by the government; essentially telling children, even as young as kindergarteners, that they are fat. When a determined sixth-grader in Ohio voices her protest against the 'Fat Letters', student journalist Bailey Webber is inspired to take her fight to the highest levels of government. THE STUDENT BODY is a true underdog story of two brave girls who take a stand against bullying, government intrusion and hypocrisy while exploring the complex and controversial truths behind the childhood obesity debate. Written by Anonymous

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I Am Not A Number

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Some girls get their feelings hurt over their weight, time to stop teaching health ed
30 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

Oh look, two brave girls standing up to a tyrannical government because they got their feelings hurt talking about their weight. This is not a documentary, it is a one sided piece pushing an agenda.

The BMI is a tool to get people discussing health in a country with a major obesity problem. But these girls are more concerned about their feelings getting hurt than discussing the real problem of obesity. They think should have the right to choose not to be healthy and choose to limit others discussions about BMI.

This documentary reminded me of when people say fox news is fair and balanced, while ignoring the obvious propaganda being pushed. This girl has an agenda to push about the overreach of the government. Essentially her argument is we should make no attempt to educate people on obesity because it hurts peoples feelings to find out they are overweight and unhealthy.She thinks people should have the right not to take a BMI test. Should they be able to opt out of being weighed or their height measured?


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