What is BMI?

Posted by Jennifer (the RD) on January 23, 2012


BMI stands for body mass index and is a measurement of weight for height.  In other words, it measures how appropriate your weight may be based on how tall you are.

Numbers less than 18.5 and  25 or greater are considered “at risk numbers.”  Many websites, including the CDC have online BMI calculators:  http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/index.html

Less than 18.5 (UNDERWEIGHT)

18.5-24.9 (NORMAL WEIGHT)

25-29.9 (OVERWEIGHT)

30 or greater (OBESE)

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3 responses to “What is BMI?

  1. Kumkum Sinha

    Very useful information. Please share some quick and healthy snack ideas for kids. Thanks.

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