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Challenge: Getting Kids to Eat, and Think, Right

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Challenge: Getting Kids to Eat, and Think, Right

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Challenge: Getting Kids to Eat, and Think, Right

Challenge: Getting Kids to Eat, and Think, Right

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It's natural for a mother to want her daughters to have a healthy self-image. And at the same time, they could actually be healthy. A recent article piece in The New York Times highlighted a school in Pennsylvania that sends kids home with their Body Mass Index scores — even as it serves funnel cakes for breakfast.

Commentator Ayelet Waldman is a writer and a mother.