Dr Eva Orsmond debates the weighing of children in schools on Ireland AM

Dr Eva Orsmond appeared on Ireland AM on the 9th October 2018 to discuss the benefits of weighing of children in schools.

According to Dr Eva, unfortunately, parents are not very good at recognising the excess weight in their children. This is why Dr Eva is an advocate for early intervention, to prevent the kids becoming overweight in the first place. She feels that school is the best place to do this, as it has worked so well in the Scandinavian countries, where monitoring children’s weight is as normal as monitoring their blood pressure.

“I’m really talking about prevention here, and I just wish that I would be able to explain this in a way that people would understand how positive it is….Weight should be seen as a really important parameter for health”.

The full discussion is now available on the Virgin Media Player, click the image below to watch it.

 

 

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