Mother, 32, outraged after being told her 'active' four-year-old daughter is 'overweight' by school

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A furious parent is demanding an extremity to BMI checks astatine schoolhouse aft receiving a missive which said her four-year-old girl was 'overweight'. 

Lauren Ormesher, 32, of Sklemersdale, Lancashire, said she was 'shocked' erstwhile she work the note, peculiarly arsenic her girl Maggie is progressive and practices dancing each week. 

The Cobbs Brow Primary School pupil besides eats a steadfast fare and exercises daily, her parent says, and was crowned the 'petite' Lancashire victor of a nationalist pageant called 'Miss Diamond UK.' 

The assemblage wide scale (BMI) is simply a measurement that uses tallness and value to enactment retired if a person's value is healthy, according to the NHS

The missive was sent by the Lancashire Healthy Young People and Families' Service, tally by the HCRG Care Group, arsenic portion of the National Child Measurement Programme - which besides offers advice connected wellness issues for children and older teenagers. 

But Ms Ormesher fears subjecting students to BMI measurements risks sparking a surge successful unhealthy diets and eating disorders. 

On receiving the letter, the mother-of-three told LancsLive: 'I was rather shocked arsenic she's a precise steadfast kid and to spot the connection 'overweight' seemed crazy. 

Lauren Ormesher, 32, of Sklemersdale, Lancashire, said she was 'shocked' erstwhile she work the letter, peculiarly arsenic her girl Maggie (pictured) is progressive and practices dancing each week

'Then I felt aggravated astatine the harm a missive similar this could bash to specified young children.'

Ms Ormesher, a trained pharmaceutical dispenser, added: 'My interest was that immoderate parents mightiness enactment their kids connected a diet, and eating ...

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