• By Dana Sparks

BMI: Body Mass Index Screening for Preschoolers (pkg)

May 29, 2013

We know there's a serious obesity epidemic in the United States and it's a growing concern when it comes to children. Being overweight or obese as a child puts you at greater risk of being overweight as an adult and increases the risk of heart disease and diabetes.  So, experts at Mayo Clinic are exploring ways to help prevent childhood obesity. One project has Mayo teaming up with school districts to add body mass index (BMI) screening to the standard kindergarten screening. Vivien Williams explains.  [TRT 1:23]

Journalists: The video report and additional b-roll are available in the downloads. News Network pkgs. can be edited into vo/sots and incorporated in your reporting.

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