I just read this story in The Guardian:
"Parents in England will for the first time be routinely informed if a child is clinically overweight under controversial plans to tackle an epidemic of obesity that were announced yesterday by the Department of Health.
"Ministers have ruled that letters to parents should not use the words "fat" or "obese" for fear they might stigmatise overweight children and cause families to ignore the results."
I'd have thought weighing more than a small baby elephant is enough to "stigmatise" a seven-year-old. I can't claim first hand experience on that, but surely being the morbidly obese kid in the class will mean they've heard a lot worse from their playground peers.
Coverage like this is worse than a letter home telling it like it is: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/woman/real_life/article1499935.ece
It also crossed my mind that it might be time for action, not words on the issue. As in 20 laps of the playing field action?