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Obesity and Bariatric Surgery
Children's BMI Calculator
BMI, or body mass index, uses weight and height to calculate weight status for adults. BMI for children and teens also takes into account gender and age because healthy body fatness differs between boys and girls and changes as they grow. This BMI calculator will help you determine if your child is at a healthy weight.
Understanding Childhood Obesity
The increase in childhood obesity may be related to youngsters' getting too little exercise and eating too many foods that are high in calories and fat.
Healthy Eating
Healthy eating habits are especially important during childhood. Set a good example by the foods that you, as parents, eat.
Being Active
Exercise should be part of your child's daily activities. Limit screen time—TV, video, and computers—to less than two hours a day.