Dear Mr. President,
I took my son to the doctor for his annual health check up. The doctor was very pleased to hear that he eats a healthy diet and gets a lot of physical activity in his day. All of his immunizations are up to date and his vocabulary is expanding as it should.
My son will attend preschool in the fall, and we are very excited for him to partake in this experience. I needed a health physical form filled out by my pediatrician to satisfy the preschool's enrollment requirements. I hope you can imagine my surprise when my pediatrician informed me that my son was obese. My doctor stated that government regulations stated a BMI had to be calculated for all children. I have an idea of what an obese child might look like, and my son is nowhere near that image. If my son is obese then there is something seriously flawed with the BMI formula.