Fitness, Health and Wellness Expert Dr. Veronica Anderson Publishes New Article Speaking Out Against Weight Report Cards for Today’s Students

Dr. Veronica Anderson, Founder and Host of web radio talk show, Wellness for the Real World, a weekly resource for wellness of mind, body and spirit, urges our population to fight against the US schools that send kids home with their BMI score.

NEW YORK, NY – May 13, 2011Dr. Veronica Anderson, Founder and Host of health and wellness web radio talk show, Wellness for the Real World, recently published an article on her website, that challenges the logic behind the benefits to breaking through parents’ denial of their overweight child’s health. The article, titled “Bad Idea of the Year: Giving Kids a Weight Grade on Their Report Card” points out that such a practice will lead to dangerous depression and eating disorders, rather than healthy diet and exercise!

Dr. Anderson writes, “Recently, acclaimed news reports have shown that increasing numbers of grade schools are including children’s health statistics on their report cards that are sent home to parents. A recently published article in the Huffington Post, More Schools Including Weight, BMI On Report Cards, claimed that in fact, this ‘weight grade’ is a growing trend in United States schools today.”

“This is horrible that our children are suffering these health conditions, and it should not be so. But, what’s more horrible is this approach to correcting the problem. Sending kids home with their weight score on a report card does nothing except make children and parents feel bad. Some kids will feel good is they can proudly declare, ‘I got and A in math and an A for my weight!’ Alternatively, kids will be overwhelmed with feelings of failure if they received poor grades for their weight, even though they achieved excellent scores in all their academic classes,” says Dr. Anderson.

Wellness for the Real World features information on developing a healthy and fit mind, body and spirit in today’s dynamic society. Dr. Anderson adds her easily understandable, fun-infused voice to the broad-audience discussion on today’s most popular medicines, alternative treatments, health policies and opinions of wellness – so that her listeners can benefit from truly vigorous life in the real world today.

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About Wellness for the Real World:

Learn about wellness for your mind, body and spirit on Dr. Veronica Anderson’s weekly broadcasted radio interview program. Each weekly radio show showcases current issues with timely guest interviews. Dr. Veronica draws from her education and experiences to unpack complicated medical details, analyze health reports and share her thoughts on today’s issues with her listeners in three recurring categories: Food of the Week, Fits You To A “Tea”, and The Veronica Report, a thumbs-up or thumbs-down on Corporate America and how they are watching out for our wellbeing.

About Dr. Veronica Anderson:

Dr. Veronica has become known by many for her intellectual and passionate commentary on today’s most popular and debated health perspectives. In addition to her regular radio talk show, Veronica’s upbeat and outspoken perspectives on healthy living have been featured on TV talk shows including Our World with Neil Cavuto (Fox News Channel), and Live with Adam Carolla (syndicated). In addition, radio hosts coast to coast have seen their lines light up as listeners clamor to hear more of Veronica’s straight-forward, pull-no-punches philosophy. She also serves as Host and Guide for Medicine Woman, Modern World, a healthy living travel adventure series for the web.

Determined to become a doctor at age four, Dr. Veronica completed pre-med at Princeton University, received her MD with honors after internship and residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and New York’s Mt. Sinai Medical Center, where she received a fellowship in glaucoma. She has practiced at Robert Wood Johnson, Philadelphia’s Wills Eye Hospital, and is also a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Veronica Anderson holds a black belt in taekwondo and has completed two marathons.

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