Interactive Tool: What Is Your Child's BMI?
If you are concerned about your child's weight, or if your child has had a large change in BMI (whether up or down), talk to your doctor. Remember that BMI-for-age is just a guide.
If your child does have a weight problem, you and your doctor can talk about what you can do to help, such as providing healthy foods and helping your child to be more active.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2011). Healthy weight—It’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle! About BMI for children and teens. Available online: http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/childrens_bmi/about_childrens_bmi.html.
For more information, see these topics:
- Reference Growth and Development, Ages 2 to 5 Years
- Reference Growth and Development, Ages 6 to 10 Years
- Reference Growth and Development, Ages 11 to 14 Years
- Reference Growth and Development, Ages 15 to 18 Years
- Reference Healthy Eating for Children
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference August 30, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Reference Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator