Malaysia to Grade Students on Their Weight

Move is designed to curb obesity
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 19, 2011 3:17 PM CDT
If you live in Malaysia, there might be an entry for "weight" on these.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Soon, if you want to be an "A" student in Malaysia, you'll have to study and exercise hard. Schools across the country will add students' body mass index alongside their usual grades in a bid to curb childhood obesity, the country's health minister says. The move is just the latest step in a government anti-obesity campaign that has included banning junk food and sugary drinks from school cafeterias, the AP reports. The health ministry estimates 25% of Malaysia's children are overweight and 10% are obese.

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