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The Federal Fat Police: Bill Would Require Government to Track Body Mass of American Children

A proposed U.S. bill, The Healthy Choices Act, would put the federal and state governments in charge of tracking how much American children weigh. 

States would receive federal grants to track the Body Mass Index (BMI) of all children aged 2 through 18. States that participate would then be required to report the information to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
According to CNS New:

“The Healthy Choices Act ... would establish and fund a wide range of programs and regulations aimed at reducing obesity rates by such means as putting nutritional labels on the front of food products, subsidizing businesses that provide fresh fruits and vegetables, and collecting BMI measurements of patients and counseling those that are overweight or obese.”

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