Body Mass Index (BMI) Information and Calculator

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Body Mass Index (BMI) Information and Calculator


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Type: Informational Material


This free resource from KidsHealth contains informational material about body mass index (BMI) and a BMI calculator. The BMI calculator is for children and teens between 2 and 20 years old. It allows you to figure out your body mass index (BMI) and see how your result compares to others of the same age and gender. BMI can help doctors identify people who are overweight and at risk of developing medical problems like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Doctors can monitor that person's weight and make recommendations about healthy eating and exercise.

This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Development Summit.

Content Standard(s):
Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.6.1) Assess personal health status and health practices to establish a baseline for setting health and fitness goals.

Examples: blood pressure, resting heart rate, BMI, vaccination status

Tags: BMI, Body Mass Index, Healthy Weight, Weight
License Type: Custom Permission Type
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Partnered Event: Health/PE COS Summit

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Author: Jamie Gilbert
The event this resource created for:Health/PE COS Summit