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Know Your BMI

Doctors have a special way of figuring out your best weight for staying healthy. It's called BMI, Body Mass Index. This is a comparison of your height and your weight.
Parents are familiar with this from the pediatrician's office, where they see their child's growth chart
. We know our children are growing well, at an average and healthy rate, when they are in the green zone of the chart. It's fine if they are taller or shorter than other kids their age, but it is not healthy if they are heavier than average.

You can check if your child is at a healthy weight by calculating their BMI yourself. Just click here.

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