Defining Overweight and Obesity: What is Body Mass Index (BMI)?

The first step in assessing weight status is to determine the Body Mass Index (BMI). Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a child’s weight and height. BMI is a reliable indicator of body fatness for most children and teens. BMI can be considered an alternative for direct measures of body fat. BMI […]

Ideas For An Active Lifestyle

Daily activity is part of a healthy lifestyle for any family. For children age 4-6 who are mastering basic movement skills such as catching, rolling, bouncing, kicking and tossing a ball, jumping, walking on a balance beam, running, pedaling a tricycle, and hitting a ball with a bat it’s an exciting time of many first […]