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Iowa State professors offer advice on fitness screening in schools

School fitness screenings give parents the information they need to help their children stay healthy, said Gregory Welk, a kinesiology professor at Iowa State University and scientific director for FitnessGram. Photo by Meg Brown.

Iowa State University experts say the practice of measuring students’ height and weight at school can be beneficial, although they warn that fitness screenings should keep the focus on health and respect students’ privacy.