By Heather Fuselier
When does baby fat turn into a problem? At what point are your children overweight and at risk for health problems down the road?
For children and teens, a high Body Mass Index can lead to weight-related diseases, while being underweight can also put a child at risk of health issues.Unlike adults, in children and teens BMI is age- and gender-specific. After the BMI is calculated, it is expressed in relation to a percentile a child fits into according to their age group and gender. Find out if your child is in a healthy BMI range using the calculator below.
Knowledge is power! Now that you know your child’s BMI range, check out articles to help you understand body fat and how to get your kids active.