A new report says that the federal government plans to keep track of how healthy children are by weighing and measuring them in daycare. 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will weigh and check the height of roughly 3,000 children as part of a study mandated by First Lady Michelle Obama's Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act. 

According to a report by Free Beacon, the USDA published "a notice in the Federal Register on Friday proposing data collection on what meals are served in professional and home daycare facilities and how much physical activity children perform."

The study is required by section 223 of Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act and the main aspect of the law implemented new standards for school lunches when it was passed in 2010. 

Lt. Col. Allen West (Ret.) said on "Outnumbered" that as a parent, he is totally against the government doing this to children. 

"This is incredible," West said. "Parents are no longer able to parent. The federal government does not need to weigh a child. That is the parents' responsibility."

Harris Faulkner said that she doesn't want her kids to be weighed. 

"I mean come on, come on," Faulkner stated. "I'm sorry, I have a little bit of a rant inside of me about this. What happens next when somebody in that daycare facility decides to label that child? What is it, fat shaming for toddlers now? Enough already, if you want to weigh somebody, weigh your own kids. Leave mine alone."

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