Body Mass Index Prevalence Estimates of a Statewide Monitoring Initiative in Idaho
Given the significant health consequences associated with childhood obesity, many states have developed legislation to initiate school-based obesity monitoring programs. Idaho is one of many states without a monitoring program, so collaborations between the State Department of Education and four state universities were developed to institute a body mass index (BMI) monitoring program in grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11.
David R. Paul, Philip Scruggs, Grace Goc Karp, Lynda Ransdell, Clay Robinson, Mike Lester, Laura Jones Petranek, Helen Brown, Terry-Ann Gibson, Jane Shimon, Tyler Johnson, John Fitzpatrick, Kathy Browder, and Zambak Sahin. "Body Mass Index Prevalence Estimates of a Statewide Monitoring Initiative in Idaho" American Public Health Association. Denver, CO. Nov. 2010.