Malaysia's Schools Want Students To Slim Down

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Schools across Malaysia are assessing students on their weight. It's part of a government plan to curb obesity. Students could potentially see an "O" for obesity on their report card.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

Grades these days have gone way beyond As, Bs and Fs. Now a grade-schooler might get a D for developing, and that's a good thing. In Malaysia, students could potentially see an O for obese. Schools across Malaysia are assessing students on their weight. It's part of a government plan to curb obesity, which could mean that aspiring valedictorians would need to hit the gym, even as they hit the books.

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