Weighing in at 92 lbs., with a 5’2 frame, Yale junior Frances Chan was told that her body mass index was too low, and indicated that she had an eating disorder. Allegedly, Yale heath official’s were considering expulsion if she did not increase her weight.
Chan tired eating ice cream and Cheetos, “It felt really bad to be this powerless. I ate ice cream twice a day. I ate cookies. I used elevators instead of walking up stairs. But I don’t really gain any weight,” which added only about two pounds. She argued that her entire family is naturally thin with small frames.
Chan wrote a piece saying, “No more weigh-ins, no more blood draws. I don’t have an eating disorder, and I will not let Yale Health cause me to develop one. If Yale wants to kick me out, let them try — in the meantime, I’ll be studying for midterms, doing my best to make up for lost time.”
Finally things are fine, after she was allowed to use an opinion of another doctor, “So she trusts that I do not have an eating disorder and admitted that ‘we made a mistake.’” So much for being healthy and petite. UPI