What is it?
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a calculation that uses your height, weight, age and sex to determine how you are growing. It is only one tool that you can use to strive for your optimal healthy weight. BMI is calculated as a number and a percentile. Healthy BMI is between 18.5 and 24.9. The normal range of BMI is 5th to 85th percentile. Both of these numbers are found on the BMI letter to parents you receive each year.
BMI Calculator for Kids http://nccd.cdc.gov/dnpabmi/Calculator.aspx
BMI Calculator for Adults http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/obesity/BMI/bmicalc.htm
My Plate- The Choose My Plate is a guide that helps you plan the foods you eat.
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