FOI Request - Weight Checks in Schools

Request 101000348295

This is a Freedom of Information request regarding children sent letters home after weight checks in school or nursery, telling them they are at risk of being overweight.

1.Can you tell me please how many of these letters were sent out in each of the following years – 2014-15, 2013-14, 2012-13, 2011-12 and 2010-11.

2.Can you tell me the age of the youngest child in each year whose parents were sent a letter.

3.Can you please provide the wording of the letters currently sent out to parents where it is feared their child is at risk of being overweight.

4.Can you tell me for each year, where children were sent letters, the height and weight of the child deemed to be at most risk of being overweight, as well as their age. There is no need to provide the name of the school, as I am aware this would lead to a risk of identification.

5.If the council has a threshold size at which a school would write to parents to tell them their child is at risk of being overweight, can you please tell me what this would be.

6.Can you please tell me at what age children begin being weighed in schools and how often at most they are weighed – providing details of which school weighs children the most often.

7.If children are deemed at risk of being overweight, what help are they and their parents provided please.

Response 20-05-2015

This information is not held and is therefore exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.  You would need to contact NHS directly.

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